22 March — international day for the taxi driver!
Almost the first thing we see arriving in a foreign country is taxi drivers who promise to domchat us to the destination. Active travelers may have noticed that this type of transport in different parts of the world varies. Than read on.
In China, before ordering the car, you need to check the price. On the same route from different taxi companies prices may differ at two or three times. Payment is made strictly according to the tariff. And this with not the best service. Pleased that the authorities are strongly recommended to taxi drivers to take a bath before work and it is forbidden to smoke and to spit in the car.
2. South Korea
Here you can ride on one of the cheapest taxis in the world. The travel cost calculation is based on the time of rent a cab. But if you get in traffic (which in Korea is rare), the counter will continue to count down the time travel. Despite the low cost of services, Korean taxi has a high level of comfort: transportation is carried out on the premium cars.
In Japan, taxis have their own rules: if the machine the green light — busy, red — free. The car is carrying no more than three people. The price of admission is high: the counter starts with the amount of 710 yen (360 rubles), and in contact with the tube and at night, the rate is increased by 30%. But in every car there is a video two, refrigerator with Minibar and air conditioning. As Japanese taxi drivers are very often dressed in uniforms with the company logo carrier. They will open the door before boarding and will not be back.
American taxi, usually painted in yellow, most of them Ford. In addition to bright coloring in the USA have a special plaque on the hood and lights on the roof. Don’t try to sit next to the driver, passengers traveling in the rear seat. Moreover, the driver’s area is separated with transparent partition with a window. Have the American taxi drivers and the similarities with ours-they do not speak English (the majority of immigrants) and often violate traffic rules.
But Israeli taxis have been painted white. And they work even on the most special holidays and on Saturdays, when the entire country rests. Extras ordering the car on the phone, as well as travel on holidays and at night. You can pay in two ways: by meter or by agreement with the driver. As a rule, for travellers to use still the first method.
In Germany taxi — entirely diesel Mercedes E-class. All fares will be the same regardless of what model year car. That Russian luxury, the Germans — the usual thing. In Germany Mercedes is one of the most reliable and cheap maintenance car brands.
Traditional taxi to Santorini’s capital of Fira, osikovo. Transport and driver there are two in one. The thing is that on the island the traffic is mainly up from the bottom of the stairs-serpentine. This way the car can not afford, but for the donkey at the time.
Traditional English black cabs today diluted mini-cabs with advertising prints on the body. But the rules remain the same: the driver is separated from passengers by a partition, and the Luggage placed in front, near the driver. If the cabs fit 5 people in mini versions — only 4 passengers. Different and payment: in a traditional cab, it is calculated by the meter and can be very high. If you use the mini-cab, on fares you can negotiate with the taxi driver.
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