Flying cars were once the stuff of science fiction movies. But now, it seems our society is edging ever closer to a futuristic state. The future is now, as they say!
Fancy spending your days driving around meeting new people? It’s easy to see why so many are attracted to the life of a cabbie, thanks to the flexible working hours, consistent work and social interaction.
The taxi industry hasn’t changed all that drastically since public hire vehicles first graced the roads back in the mid-19th century. It is still, in essence, about getting passengers to where they need to be safely and swiftly. And that will never change. But how the service is delivered certainly has.
Whether you’re just starting out or have been behind the wheel of a cab for decades, taxi drivers everywhere are becoming increasingly aware of the need to be eco-friendly. It’s impossible not to be conscious of the fact that this line of business isn’t a typically sustainable one and it’s true that countless trips in a car each day don’t do your carbon footprint any favours. Transport remains the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in the UK, after all.
If you’re a passenger, using a taxi has become a much easier and cheaper proposition in the last few years. The emergence of online platforms like Uber have given us the convenience of knowing when your car will arrive and even where it is as you wait. The image of hailing a taxi and looking sad as several full ones speed by is now almost a thing of the past. Most of all, you have absolute certainty about the fare you’ll pay.