Even if you are most comfortable behind the wheel of your car, sometimes you do need to hire a cab. After a night out partying with friends and having crossed the permissible limits to drive or have numerable halts on your schedule and do not want the hassle of parking: in such instances, a call to book a cab would be a wise decision. With their metered fare you can book a ride at a click on your smart app – anytime anywhere.
It is always helpful to keep in mind these suggestions to have a safe and comfortable taxi ride.
1. Confirm and Inform:
On arrival of the taxi confirm that the taxi is for you by checking the driver knows your name and destination. Ask for a photo id proof from the driver before boarding. Take a picture of the Taxi showing the Number Plate and if possible, of the driver too. Call a family member or friend before entering the taxi, send them the pictures and inform them where you are taking the taxi from and to where. Before entering the taxi, check that you have control over the opening and closing of the window and door.
2. Use GPS and Safety Apps on your Mobile:
Always keep the GPS ‘ON’ in your mobile, till you reach your destination. This ensures that the taxi is taking you to your destination and not veering off the track. There are several apps that let you connect instantly with the police and other emergency services. Phone numbers of family members & close friends should be on your speed dial list. In the case of emergency, you can press a button and get in touch with them immediately.
3. Opt for busy routes:
Do not allow the driver to take a shortcut for any reason. Remain resolute and insist on taking safe, high traffic routes. Take care that isolated routes are avoided especially at night, even if it means reaching a little late. The adage ‘better late than never’ is the guiding principle.
4. Safety in the Taxi:
When returning from a cocktail party or travelling late at night, it is better to pool than travel alone. Avoid wearing expensive jewellery and opening your purse to count your cash while in the taxi. For your safety always carry a stole or jacket to cover any revealing clothes while in the taxi.
5. Be Alert:
During your commute, avoid personal conversations on the phone. During such conversations, you inadvertently pass out personal information which may be overheard by the driver and used unlawfully. If the driver tries to engage you in a conversation avoid giving out specifics. Keep a lookout for passing landmarks and do not check email or play games on your mobile. You cannot drop your guard at any time, be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.
Just keeping these 5 tips in mind will make your taxi ride a safe and pleasant experience. To ensure you hire pre-screened 24 Hour Taxi service, you can use the latest apps. Hiring a local taxi has become very easy with online bookings and apps
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