A person who drives a taxi is called a Taxi Driver.
Someone who drives a taxi is called a Taxi Driver. A vehicle that is available for hiring along with a driver is called a Taxi. A person whose job is to drive a Taxi is called a Taxi Driver.
In some countries it is also known as a Cab. Also, it is known as a taxicab or a tourist car. In UK, they were also known as hacks. Usually, it is yellow or black in color, which is why it is also called a Yellow Cab or a Black Cab. In some countries, like USA, the taxicabs are found in white too. Peron who drives a taxicab is called a Cab Driver or a Cabby.
- Police are in search of a Taxicab Driver who robbed a passenger last night.
- Often foreign students in England and in America work as a part time Taxicab Driver.
- What do you call a person who drives a taxi?
- What do you call someone who drives a taxi?
- Cabby / Cabbie
- In North America Taxicab Driver is generally called a Cabby or a Cabbie.
- Cab Driver
- In United Kingdom Taxicab is know as a Cab and the person who drives the Cab is called a Cab Driver.
Thing you might don’t know about Taxi
- Around 2000 taxicab drivers, protested against bad labor practices at Time Square, NewYork, in 1934.
- Bullet proof partitions (between driver and passengers) were introduced in 1970’s in respond to raging street crime.
- In the beginning of cars for hire industry, cars had red and green strips.
- In 1967, to differentiate between legal and illegal taxicabs, officials ordered to paint them yellow.
- Morris Markin, who migrated to USA from Russia, introduced Iconic Checker Cabs, which grew to most triumphant in the city.
- A fleet of taxicabs that had sunroof called Sunshine Cabs was introduced in 1936.
- Hack is another term used for cabbies in US. This term was frequently used in London where black cabs are often called hack or hackney carriage.
- The first ever taxicab driver who was jailed for careless driving was an American, Jacob German. He was put behind the bars on 20th may 1899 for driving at a speed of 12 mph.
- The first American hit by a vehicle was Henry H. Bliss in 1890 and guess what vehicle was it ….. a NYC cab.
- If a cab driver is found using a cell phone during driving, he will be fined $200.
- By the end of the 1960s there were more than 10% female cab drivers and now it’s less than 1%.
- To become a black cab driver in London, you should know min of 25 thousand roads and streets plus at least 50,000 public places. In addition to that you have to pass a test known as The Knowledge, which requires around 2 years of preparation in order to clear the exam.
- In London, England, only 1 % of cab drivers are female.
- In 1991, 43% of the people who applied for taxicab license in the US were Indians, Pakistanis or Bangladeshi.
- In 1979, taxicab drivers were allowed to charge an extra $0.50 for the fare between 8 pm and 6 am.
- In a 12 hour shift, average number of miles driven by an individual taxicab drive is 180 miles.
- The term taxi is derived from the word taximeter which is a device used to calculate the fare.
- In UK, shouting Taxi at a moving cab is against the law and it definitely wouldn’t stop for you.