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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:48 PM

Since there is a "Post a picture of your local bus company" Let's do one related to Taxis!

 

 

Barcelona Taxis

 

 

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1980

 

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1990

 

Seat Toledo MKI

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Mercedes E190

 

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PRESENT DAY CARS

 

 

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:50 PM

Yet if my hometown taxi fleet has probably the dullest paint job (just a basic sticker), there's a good amount of fairly new vehicles.

 

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An asshole driver with a Mercedes cab like that almost hit me in two different occasions...

 

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More Mercedes...

 

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Skoda Superb. Are those specifically made for taxi fleets? I've seen a bunch of them recently...

 

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Seat Altea.

 

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Chevrolet Epica. The last one is an Altea again and the middle one I guess is some sort of Toyota or Citroen, no idea. Overal there's a big variety, impossible to name them all. In regard to older vehicles, the next are some pictures I could find.

 

Seat Toledo.

 

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Renault R8.

 

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 05:28 PM

No matter where you are in South Africa, you will always see minibus taxis taking the masses to where they want to go. People that rely on minibus taxis are usually poorer, working class people without their own cars, or without any other modes of transportation. Most minibus taxis are a pain in the ass for other road users because they drive like freakin maniacs, ignoring the road rules, stopping where they want (like right in the middle of an intersection, blocking all traffic) etc.

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The only other taxis I can think of right now are Rixi Taxis, although there are others.

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I've seen a few of these in recent times as well haha. Taxis for women, driven by women. They also use Honda Jazz as far as I know.

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:29 PM

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:37 PM

I've begun noticing a lot of Toyotas and Scions being used as cabs in Chicago, they're slowly outnumbering the now-discontinued Crown Victorias.

 

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I'd imagine they're more fuel efficient than Crown Victorias. It's been a long time since I've rode in a cab here though.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:51 PM Edited by ARCTICvnc, 20 May 2014 - 09:52 PM.

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There have been less crown Vics and more Prius and Camry taxies.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 09:27 AM

Taxis for women, driven by women. They also use Honda Jazz as far as I know.

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That's very sexist and it discriminates men. Oh but, guess what, i bet the media dosen't give a f*ck when men are getting discriminated.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 12:25 PM Edited by W2B, 21 May 2014 - 12:30 PM.

It's definitely not discrimination against men or sexist. The service was launched especially for women traveling alone in a country where sexual crimes against women are unfortunately very high. It's just a safe and easy way for women to get where they want to go.

Most women here still use normal taxis though, and I very rarely see those pink cabs anywhere.
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Posted 21 May 2014 - 12:51 PM

It's sad to see the iconical Crown Victoria gone and being replaced with hideous Toyotas:(

 

No matter where you are in South Africa, you will always see minibus taxis taking the masses to where they want to go. People that rely on minibus taxis are usually poorer, working class people without their own cars, or without any other modes of transportation. Most minibus taxis are a pain in the ass for other road users because they drive like freakin maniacs, ignoring the road rules, stopping where they want (like right in the middle of an intersection, blocking all traffic) etc.

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Didn't one of these crash few months ago causing a quite elevated death toll? I recall seeing something in the news.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:23 PM Edited by W2B, 22 May 2014 - 08:15 AM.

^ well actually that happens quite frequently unfortunately. The drivers are usually poorly trained, and they drive very recklessly by speeding, skipping red lights, overtaking when they shouldn't be overtaking etc.

One of the worst tragedies in recent times involving a minibus taxi happened in Cape Town in 2010 if I remember correctly, when a taxi carrying 15 school children was hit by a train at a level crossing. Ten of the children were killed. The booms were down and there was a queue of cars waiting, but the taxi driver was impatient and decided to drive past them and ignore everything. The driver survived and a couple of years ago he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. I think his sentence was reduced by 10 years or so, which was quite controversial.

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Just one example of how reckless and irresponsible a lot of minibus taxi drivers are.

I've driven past a few accident scenes in my time involving minibus taxis, some serious with bodies lying around covered by sheets, and some not so serious.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:32 PM

^ well actually that happens quite frequently unfortunately. The drivers are usually poorly trained, and they drive very recklessly by speeding, skipping red lights, overtaking when they shouldn't be overtaking etc.

I've driven past a few accident scenes in my time involving minibus taxis, some serious with bodies lying around covered by sheets, and some not so serious.

I'm not saying ALL minibus taxi drivers are bad, but A LOT of them are.

I have to give it up to the Cab Drivers in NYC how packed it is and they rarely have accidents there they use Ford Escapes, Pruis and Crown Vics


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:09 PM

That's very sexist and it discriminates men. Oh but, guess what, i bet the media dosen't give a f*ck when men are getting discriminated.

 

I agree, people don't realise just how hard it is growing up as a white male in a developed country.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 10:41 AM

It's definitely not discrimination against men or sexist. The service was launched especially for women traveling alone in a country where sexual crimes against women are unfortunately very high. It's just a safe and easy way for women to get where they want to go.

Most women here still use normal taxis though, and I very rarely see those pink cabs anywhere.

 

I understand, but the "Only women allowed taxis" it's a way of saying "All men rape women". I am pro equal rights but today it looks like If a women discriminates a guy it's totally acceptably by society.

Just to use an example from my country, not to long ago (A couple of years) car insurances where cheaper for women than for men even if they where the same age and had the same experience driving... Luckily the government banned that from happening.

 

 

That's very sexist and it discriminates men. Oh but, guess what, i bet the media dosen't give a f*ck when men are getting discriminated.

 

I agree, people don't realise just how hard it is growing up as a white male in a developed country.

 

 

It's not about race, it's about gender.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:44 PM Edited by epoxi, 22 May 2014 - 05:46 PM.

It isn't exactly about race, but it is definitely about what country you are talking about. Europe (specifically the EU) is an incubator with a highly developed legal system and welfare system, where everyone can discuss "what is fair" and talk about "equality" with little fear of discrimination and isolation from any strong cultural mindset.

 

In many countries such as India (and presumably South Africa) the police system is corrupt, the legal system doesn't work, there is a clash of modern and traditional cultures and a rich-poor divide which makes a McDonalds worker and Bill Gates look equal.

 

The reality in some countries is rape and violence is rampant because women are afraid to speak out, and rightly so because in many cases women going to the police complaining they have been raped or robbed are then raped by the police themselves. Many victims are also disowned by their families as the rape brings 'shame' to their family.

 

As such, the criminals are never caught, and there are more of them because men know they can get away with robbery/rape. I don't judge SA or India for having "women's taxis" and "women's train carriages" because it is a vital solution to a cultural problem which will take many years to fix.

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 08:50 PM

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Not my Hometown, But where I am currently living.

 

Not sure if I could even find Taxis from Essex on the Internet..





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