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Taxi Company Goes the Extra Mile to Help Passengers

Yellow taxis Walsalll have become the first taxi company in the west midlands to launch a travel blog to advise passengers on how to get a better deal when using taxis.

 
PRLog - Mar. 22, 2012 - WALSALL, U.K. -- Charanjit Mannu commented ‘It’s great to help passengers know their rights, there is so much smoke and mirrors when it comes to taxis as a lot of passengers do not know their rights, and rogue taxi and private hire drivers prey on venerable passengers, I hope the advice I give helps passages get a better deal, but it also goes into detail on what to do if you do encounter a problem. The information on the blog is written and approved by the managers at yellow taxis, we have over 100 years combined experience, and it’s time we gave something back to the public for the years of fantastic custom their have given us.’ Charanjit went on to explain that he hopes the information would help clean up the stereo typical view of what a taxi company is and the way drivers operate.

Below is a snippet of one of the articles already published on his site. Visit http://www.yellow-taxi.co.uk/Table/Blog/ to see the blog.

Travel Safety

One of the questions I most often get asked as the owner of a taxi company is how do I get a good deal on taxis when I am aboard, how do I spot rogue drivers, I will try and cover as many if these questions as I can. The answer really depends on the amount of driving you intend to do. If you intend to go places within walking distance perhaps only use a taxi as needed. Contrarily, if many of the places are far away, then it might be more prudent to rent a car for the duration of your trip.

Whenever you are flying to your travel spot, try and use the airport limo or a possible airport pick-up service. This ensures that you do not have to wait in line for a taxi and that you can promptly arrive at your hotel with the least possible frustration.

If you are traveling overseas, always have local currency in a variety of denominations. It is much easier to be ripped off by a taxi driver or shopkeeper if the smallest bill in your wallet represents a week's or even month's profit. Small change can sometimes be difficult to come by, so hang onto your coins when you get them.

When traveling in a strange city by taxi, ask an independent third party i.e front desk clerk or baggage porter what the right rate is for a trip to your destination. Also confirm the rate with the driver before you get into the cab. This helps prevent you from getting ripped off.

If you are arriving in a new city and don't yet feel comfortable there, consider asking your hotel provide for an airport pickup service. This will allow you to avoid the pitfalls of baggage porters and taxi lines which trap many first time travellers. It also ensures you don't get lost in the city and go straight to your hotel.

To save energy when traveling in hilly or mountainous areas, consider taking a taxi to the highest point in the town or area you're visiting, this lets you see the whole town, including any mountain vistas, without having to cover too much altitude and wearing yourself out.

When you're traveling and you're in need of a taxi, make sure you pay attention to the meter. When you first get into the taxi make sure that the meter isn't broken, it is properly zeroed out, and it is turned on and off when you get out. It is easier to be scammed in a foreign place. Paying attention to these simple meter tips can ensure you're charged a proper rate and not swindled.

When traveling in other countries, be wary of what taxis you get into. Make sure the taxi actually is legitimate before getting in. Any idiots can slap a "Taxi" sign on to their car and you never know who they might be or where they might end up taking you.

Whether you are traveling within the United States or in a foreign country, always make sure the taxi cabs you use are certified with the city. There is usually a sticker visible from the back seat of the vehicle. If you are unsure, research city-licensed cabs before you travel. This way, you can avoid unlicensed cabs that overcharge their patrons, and save money to do more fun things during your travels.

Carry a business card or book of matches from your hotel with you everywhere you go. If you are out on the streets of a foreign city and find yourself lost, this small item will be very useful when trying to get directions from a taxi driver or a local on the street. It is especially useful for anyone without a firm grip on the language.

When you're traveling and you're in need of a taxi, make sure you pay attention to the meter. When you first get into the taxi make sure that the meter isn't broken, it is properly zeroed out, and it is turned on and off when you get out. Taxi scams are famous all over the world, and in a foreign place it is easy to get scammed. Paying attention to these simple meter tips can ensure you're charged a proper rate and not swindled.

If you are arriving in a new city and don't yet feel comfortable there, consider asking if your hotel provides an airport pickup service. This will allow you to avoid the pitfalls of baggage porters and taxi lines which trap many first time travellers. It also ensures you don't get lost in the city and go straight to your hotel.

Visit http://www.yellow-taxi.co.uk/ for information.

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Location:Walsall - West Midlands - United Kingdom
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