Taxi etiquette

Taxis are a popular way of getting from one place to another in a hurry and they are ideal if there are delays on buses or if you are not sure how to get to your destination any other way. But you may not realise that there is a certain amount of [taxi: etiquette that you should adhere to.

Good manners

You might think that this goes without saying but customers using a taxi should remember that while the driver is providing a service, they are not there to be spoken down to or abused. A growing number of taxi drivers have reported that some customers have not been polite and ]it is unfair to behave badly. Remember that often, the driver is using their own car to offer this service.

Don’t smoke

Smoking is illegal in public places and this is the same for taxis, The dangers of passive smoking mean that you could put the health of the drive or anyone else you are travelling with in danger. For the most part, taxi journeys are short, so doing without a cigarette for 10 or even 20 minutes should not be a hardship, but have a few nicotine alternatives to hand just in case. Options such as snus nicotine pouches are ideal to keep in a bag or pocket, they come in a variety of flavours and they are very easy to use.

All you need to do is have one of the snus to hand if you do get a craving while you are in a taxi, but are also idea if you are on any type of public transport or in any public place.

Leave a tip

While most people think that taxi journeys are expensive, in reality they are not. When you consider the cost of the time of the driver, the cost of fuel and wear and tear on the vehicle, taxi journeys are quite good value for money and if you have had a good service from the driver – collected and arrived on time in a well-maintained vehicle – then there is no reason not to leave them a tip.

It does not have to be a lot of money, but most people consider around 10-15% of the price of the journey to be a suitable amount to tip.