Is it hard to start up as a taxi driver?

What are the start up costs? Do you have to buy a new car? (if you only have a 3 door?) Do you have to retake a test of some sort? Anyone been a taxi driver? is it hard job>? alot of people who dont pay? men threatening or even women?

Asked By: tink_83 - 9/9/2008
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Hello, i was never a taxi driver but worked in a taxi office for a few years... More
Answered By: zoe_1984_uk - 9/9/2008
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right my dad is a taxi driver and from his experience it took about half a year or more... More
Answered By: RagusRoon - 9/9/2008
You will need THE KNOWLEDGE as it is known,the local Hackney carriage office will give you a test on the different routes to and from places,and any variations they care to throw in.You must also be of good character.GOOD LUCK.
Answered By: jed slade - 9/9/2008
Being unemployed just now, I'm looking into taxi driving as a stop gap. I think taxi driving is a good way to build up on your ability to deal with various types of customers.
Answered By: Williaml2012 - 9/9/2008
Being a taxi driver of a hackney carriage and private hire taxi are 2 different things, it's harder to get a badge for a hackney carriage as those vehicles are expensive... More
Answered By: Ad H - 9/9/2008
You will need: 1) Good knowledge of the road network in your area/ sat-nav 2) A licence to pick people up straight off the street (if they have not booked in advance) 3) Yes, you will need a four door car really 4) Self-defence training would be useful for night work
Answered By: matthew.pollard2008 - 9/9/2008
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