Do you prefer to stop a taxi on the road or call one to pick you up?
September 3, 2016 8:49pm CST
During the old days, it is easy to have a cab by waving your arm and let them stop. However, it is becoming not possible these days. Grab a taxi app is far better than the old-fashioned way. I assume the number of taxis decreases and it is so impossible to have them available especially during the weekend. In some point, some taxi driver doesn’t want to flag down their meter machine and ask passengers to pay a fixed rate based on their preferences. This is a really out-of-control situation. What do you prefer? Image Credit: pixabay.com
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• Guangzhou, China
Here I still prefer to stop a taxi on the road. If I make a call, then usually I have to make it one day earlier. It is inconvenient. Now since Uber is available, everything changes. It is convenient for me to call a Uber as they are around. It is even easier to stop a taxi on the road because they can be occupied.
• Kalamazoo, Michigan
Waiting for a taxi takes me about 45 minutes before it shows up to the store. In Kalamazoo where I live each one is usually busy on check days,weekends and holidays. Plus the cost is 3.00 per mile. I live three miles from the store and it costs me 12.00 .I only due that once a month Sometimes cab drivers will give me their card to ask for them when I call the cab company. The cab may come a lot quicker. I also remember when this company first started out. The owner had the drivers wear black pants,white shirts,black tie, and a black hat. It sure was a nice manner for drivers to look nice like this.
• Bournemouth, England
In my town in England both the street and rank taxis (known as licensed hackney carriages) and the cabs you phone for (known as licensed private hire vehicles or, in some towns, minicabs) are regulated by the local council, who check and test drivers and vehicles and also set the fares. It is slightly cheaper to get a cab off the street as there is no 'booking fee' or 'running in charge' because they do not have to travel to fetch you. Private hire cars can usually be booked by app as well as by phone. But both are under threat from cab app companies like Uber. These are fairly new and controversial still in the UK. I prefer to ring for a cab from a local private hire.company here which has experienced drivers and always gives 10% discount off the meter price.