Looking back at the past is indeed important. We can’t help but notice that no matter how many times we look back, the taxi industry is still slowly dying.
But how many of us are really fond of those smelly public taxis and extortionate fares for the privileged? Well, it was only a matter of time until something new came up with a better option.
Private hire cars are indeed making a scene in the modern transportation system. If you are still unfamiliar with its mechanics, just imagine having a friend who drops everything to come and pick you up and drop you off at any time.
Perhaps the biggest difference between taxis and private hired cars is the rating system. Riders are able to send in their overall rating about their ride directly through the agency.
For users, the rating systems is often a relief so you can easily send comments for better services.
It’s no secret that taxis have been slowly destroying its own reputation with various cases of misdemeanours and lack of driving ethics.
Overall, private hired cars are considered to be the safer option, with drivers easier to track, identify and contact. If you are planning on taking a long trip, it is best to consider the private hired car option.
This continues to be a bone of contention between taxi authorities and private hired cars itself. What is clear is that private hired cars have a far more comprehensive and available list of minimum vehicle standards for consumers to consider, in that cars must:
– Be registered and insured
– Not over 10 years old
– Have four doors
– Be able to accommodate a minimum of four to seven passengers
– Offer working windows and air conditioning
– Be able to pass all necessary inspections