Insights from the UK and beyond
Live in a big city, ride public transportation every day, and chances are that you pay very close attention to your experience when riding in a taxi cab.
From grumpy drivers to fanciful detours, taking a taxi through the congested heart of a major city can easily become the most irritating — and costly — part of your day.
Still, when it comes to taxi-friendliness, not all cities are created equal, and not all stereotypes about road safety and customer awarenessÂ are borne out in reality.
A recent survey of cab users shows that people still judge London cabbies to be the best in the world, but rate Parisian chauffeurs — commonly excoriated for their rudeness — above their counterparts in Berlin, Sydney and Las Vegas.