LETHBRIDGE: Fewer regulations governing taxis in our city versus the rest of the province, means you have more choices when looking for a ride.
The down side is that with 16 taxi companies and around 115 cabs, some of which are individually owned, you need to make sure you're getting into a licensed vehicle.
Dave Henley is the Senior Bylaw Enforcement Officer for the city. He noted that there are several things you should look at before getting into a taxi.
The first is the most obvious, with Henley explaining that cabs with a light on top and company logos on the side are generally a safe bet. He went on to say that once inside you should make sure the driver has a city issued photo identification card with a city logo on it. The next important detail is a small blue seal on the meter. Henley stated that the seal that hasn't been tampered with, indicates that the city has inspected the unit and that it is operating at or below the city regulated maximum rate level.
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 3/8/2014 9:04:51 AM
Source: Patrick Burles - Country 95 News, photo by Country 95 News