There has been a lot of debate over the last couple of years regarding taxi apps such as Lyft and Uber, about their influence on local taxi services, alongside some of the bigger companies even in big cities such as London and Birmingham. The appeal of such apps as Lyft and Uber are their convenience and the option to simply pay via the app in comparison to just paying by cash or card. However, with these ‘conveniences’ come many downsides as folk have no doubt read in the national press in recent times.
The real Benefits Of Local Taxi Services
Today, as opposed to checking out why the likes of Uber & Lyft are getting a poor reputation, we are choosing to investigate why local taxi firms such as Hull Taxi Service in Hull are acquiring the amazing reputation that they appear to have. So, exactly why are local taxi firms better than apps such as Uber & Lyft?
Enjoy Human Contact
While you cannot deny that technology in general is a valuable tool, it does restrict the amount of human contact people generally have in a day. From the booking of the taxi itself, to the silence of taxi ride itself as the driver follows their sat-nav, as opposed to relying on local knowledge – there is a lot to be said for local taxi firms that allow booking through an old-school friendly phone call, followed by a friendly journey with a talkative driver.
Enjoy Local Cab Driver Knowledge
When using a local taxi service, you get exactly that, a local driver who holds excellent local knowledge. They memorise each road, all one way systems, every one way street and even the busier routes at certain times of the week. You simply don’t get this with an Uber or Lyft driver, instead you’re stuck with a driver who relies solely on their satnav.
Rest Assured You are Safe
Licensed cab drivers have what is called a duty of care. It is part of their job to ensure they carry out everything they possibly can to get you to your destination as safely as possible. What’s more, they are regulated unlike a lot of other app cab drivers ,who unfortunately do not fall under the same level of checks.
Enjoy Larger Vehicles When Needed
With app-based taxi firms, you cannot guarantee exactly what the vehicle that will be coming to collect you is. So, if you are looking for a bigger vehicle, perhaps for an airport transfer, you could find yourself massively disappointed. With a local taxi firm, you can request what you need and why you need it. A local taxi service can then make sure the right vehicle is sent to you for your journey.
Need A Safe Taxi Service?
If you are in need of a safe taxi service, we recommend you should speak to Hull Taxi today on 01482 57 57 57. With an wide range of local and knowledgeable taxi drivers and vehicles at their disposal, they can cater to yall our needs, from corporate trips to airport transfers, Hull Taxi have you covered, every step of the way.