Friday, March 19, 2010

What 2 do in a NYC Yellow Cab.

I am a New York City Cab driver and I am gona write a bit about a taxi ride.
Remember The Transporter? So you should remember the rules, If you didnt watch it buy it now

or watch the clip here.

Once you have followed these rules
Respect the car
Greet the man
buckle up
you should look at your bill of rights,
As a taxi rider, you have the right to:
  • Pay for your ride with credit/debit card;
  • Go to any destination in NYC, Westchester, Nassau, or Newark Airport;
  • Direct the route taken: The most direct route or one of your choice;
  • A safe and courteous driver who obeys all traffic laws;
  • A knowledgeable driver who speaks English and knows City geography;
  • Air conditioning or heat on request;
  • A noise free trip: no horn honking or radio;
  • Clean air. smoke and scent free air;
  • Working seatbelts for all passengers;
  • A clean taxicab: interior, exterior and partition;
  • Be accompanied by a service animal;
  • A driver who does not use a cell phone while driving (hand-held or hands free);
  • Decline to tip for poor service.

Since now a days we have a "Rate 4" scam scandal in full swing, look at your meter and see the Rate must show 1 if you are inside 5 boroughs of New York City. for westchester and nassau county its gona be 4, for rest of the areas its going to be a flat rate most of the time unless you wana go on meter to a destination in new york state. ( I strongly recommend going on flate rate becos meter runs doulbe once out of the city limits and thats Rate 4). you get rate 3 for Newark Liberty Internation Airport and meter starts at 1$7.50, Only for John F. Kenedy Airport your ride is Rate 2 which should be $45.50 + tolls if any and dont forget to tip your driver.
I have a rule If you are happy with the service give 2 dollars or 20% what ever is bigger and ofcourse if your pocket allows you to do so. if you felt driver' service was so-so give him atleast a dollar. if you had a heated argument I know you not gona give him anything. & very lastly get off on the curb side for YOUR OWN Saftey.


Paul said...

I enjoyed this one... I had to add it to My blog. I hope you don't mind.

NYC said...

paul welcome to my blog :) yeah no problem man, stay safe out there.

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