Taxi - back or front seat?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Miss Chicken, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

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    Back sit is the norm here in Italy.

    It seems so.
     
  2. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    Heh. Take a cab in Cairo. Or Mumbai. They make NYC cabbies appear downright cautious! :p
     
  3. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Where do you think those NYC cabbies come from? :)
     
  4. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    Touche.
     
  5. Mr. B

    Mr. B Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Back. I used to be a prolific taxi passenger and I've only been in the front a few times in a cab full of other people. On a single occasion several years ago I sat in the front at the driver's invitation.
     
  6. FPAlpha

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    Front but i guess it's a cultural thing.

    Here in Germany you usually have both options without most drivers getting worked up over it (i've never even had so much as a strange look when i sat down in front). I've also never seen a german taxi with bulletproof glass between the front and back and mandatory back seating.

    These drivers sure do get attacked, injured etc but apparently not so much that the companies or the government feel the need to establish a safe zone for the driver.
     
  7. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    Front or back works for me, although if the taxi is one of those dressed-up civilian cars then I will usually sit in front.

    If the vehicle is a mini-bus type of taxi, I'll usually sit in the back even though the option to ride in front is usually still there.

    The only exception is the black Hackney carriage where the driver will only usually take you in the back. So to speak.