The taxi can be considered as one of the most convenient means of transportation compared to other passenger vehicle. People choose to ride on cabs because it is faster and much comfortable than any carrier. However, there are some commuters that opt to ride on other vehicle because it is more affordable than riding on a cab. But for those people who prefer to ride on a cab especially to those who travel going to their office everyday, there are several ways that you can do to save money when you are riding on a taxi.

Tip 1: Find a taxi stand on the street in any country. Commonly, only authorized taxi are allowed to stop at these taxi stand. From then, you can be assure that the taxi is safe to ride on and the driver is licensed and using a metered fare.

Tip 2: Look for a legitimate taxi. This would probably have a meter and two-way radio inside. Check first whether the taxi driver turns on the meter or not before getting in. However, there are some taxis that may not be metered. If that so, just try to stick to the contract price when paying.

Tip 3: Ask what a going cab fare should be. This is the most important thing. If you’ve negotiated a price, you can watch the meter to see whether you’re getting a fair price. And also, do not hesitate to point out the money ticking by on the meter if it doesn’t seem right.

Tip 4: Know where you are going. It is harder for taxi drivers to cheat you if you know exactly where you’re going. Before you accept shortcuts, detours, and special stops, make sure you know where you are, where you were, and where it is you ultimately want to go. Know the route or general direction to your destination so you can keep away yourself from being deceived and you will not pay an expensive fare.

Tip 5: If you know the shortcut road of a place where you are going you can tell the taxi driver so you will arrive early at your destination. You can also ask him to pass through alternative road during rush hour to avoid the heavy traffic at the main road. By doing this, your expense in riding a cab will be reduced.

Tip 6: Look for another passenger that will pass through the same destination as you and offer him/her to take a ride with you to lessen your expense in riding a cab.

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