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Taxi etiquette

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xalyssx Tue 09-Dec-14 10:33:58

What is current taxi etiquette please? Where is it best for me to sit, ie next to the driver or in the back? Do I tip? If so, how much? Many thanks.

AMerryScot Tue 09-Dec-14 10:46:20

In the back!!

round up to the nearest pound.

TheCowThatLaughs Tue 09-Dec-14 11:06:10

Definitely in the back
Tip depends on how pissed you are ime

TrendStopper Tue 09-Dec-14 14:02:57

If I am by myself I sit in the front, if I am with others I sit in the back with them. I don't tip.

I didn't know there was a right was to take a taxi.

Kikiw123 Thu 11-Dec-14 00:34:59

I feel weird getting in the front - like over familiar. In the back I'm thinking the drivers thinking- does she think she's the queen?
Tip - always usually up to the nearest pound plus a pound.

Fanfeckintastic Thu 11-Dec-14 00:37:59

My dad's a taxi driver and he told me always sit in the back, the two or three times I didn't as a drunk teen, I was propositioned sad
apparently it's a "thing"

EatShitDerek Thu 11-Dec-14 00:40:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MsVanRein Thu 11-Dec-14 00:55:20

I usually always sit in the front if I'm alone - maybe it's just me but I think if you are in the front and anything to put your personal safety at risk did happen then you've access to controls such as central locking etc.

I tip usually 10% ish.

dustarr73 Sun 24-May-15 19:04:52

If I'm alone I sit in the front.I tip if they help carry my bags or if they are nice

JacobWrestling Wed 03-Jun-15 10:46:11

Sit in the back.

I tip in London black cabs by rounding up to the nearest five - but that's because without fail, they are always so brilliant about picking me up as a lone female quickly, and waiting until they've seen me get safely into the house before driving off.

happygirl87 Wed 03-Jun-15 10:47:50

Sitting in the back is safer. For a fare less than £10 I round up, after that 10% for a good job.

iwantgin Thu 09-Jul-15 07:15:02

I wondered about where to sit too.

If I am alone I do tend to sit in the front.

Opinion on this thread seems to be divided.

Tip: I round up to nearest £1. My journeys don't ever cost more than £10 anyway.

Piratespoo Thu 09-Jul-15 07:23:25

I got a taxi, not london cab, just regular taxi car from the rank, the other day and I got in the back. Driver was a bit miserable but I didn't want to talk anyway. When we stopped and I paid, he then got out and walked round to me door to let me out, COS I WAS LOCKED IN With child locks presumably!!! Freaked me right out! Is that usual?!

FrankietheSquealer Thu 09-Jul-15 07:25:34

you must always ask him how long he is working for and call him 'Drives'

( according to my husband )

FrankietheSquealer Thu 09-Jul-15 07:26:42

oh and say ( upon exiting) 'Go safe'
A phrase that is
a) never said in ANY other situation
b) grammatically shit

I reckon it the bourgeois guilt of employing another human that makes him does it

FrankietheSquealer Thu 09-Jul-15 07:27:17

i have never EVER seen a taxi driver I would want to proposition

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