“The taxi industry is the most dangerous job in North America”
The taxi industry is well known as a dangerous business and career as it is operated 24 hours per day, drivers are working on their own and with cash and are very vulnerable to attack. This module will discuss ways a driver can limit their danger or exposure as well as give tips of what to do in the event of robbery. Safety includes defensive driving tips and passenger safety as well.
Technology and new safety standards in taxis such as cameras, debit/credit machines and emergency lights have helped but the driver needs to develop a skill set in assessing potential conflicts and dangerous customers and preventing escalation for his/her safety.