Feb 20, 2015 at 08:40 AM
As a taxi rider, you have the rights below:Direct drive to your destination;The car pooling is legal in Beijing; Booking a taxi on phone.Calling a taxi at a taxi stand; Your car driver knows the streets in Beijing and the way to major destinations in Beijing;Your driver should know and abide by all traffic laws;Air-conditioning on demand; A radio-free trip;No Smoking.A clean passenger seat area;A clean trunk. A driver uses the horn only when necessary to warn of danger;No Tip. Official taxis have a taxi sign on the roof, and on the dashboard on the passenger side is a placard with the drivers registration number. If this placard is missing then avoid it. At your destination, you should requrst a fappiao (a receipt, which is generated by the meter). If the meter isn't working, you can refuse to pay, and if the driver threatens to call the police, encourage him to do so. At this point he will write a hand-written fappiao, but make sure he (or you) writes down the car registration and the driver registration before paying your money for the taxi. The bridge and road tolls will be paid by passengers. For a journey that takes longer than 10 kilo or running after 23:00, the fares will be charged at 20% more.Travelling around Beijing by taxi is quite easy. However, when it rains, it becomes a totally different situation. Keep in mind if you have a plane or train to catch, expecially if you have an unchangeable ticket! Firstly, cabs can be very difficult to find in the rain. Secondly, many taxis will simply refuse to take on longer journeys, especially to the airport and they also will refuse to go anywhere if it involves driving on the 3rd Ring Road which is jammed completely in the rain. So check the weather report and it is better to plan to get to the station or airport three hours before check-in time if your ticket is unchangeable.
Feb 22, 2015 at 02:03 AM
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