Over the past week or so, I’ve had cause to use a few taxis in Dublin – more than I’ve used normally. I used to use them more frequently in the past, and have been reminded of the issues I had then, and how the introduction of the Taxi Regulator since seems to have made no difference to how taxi drivers operate.
Has anyone ever received a receipt from a taxi driver in Dublin? Without asking for one?
There are two other bug bears that I have but the Taxi Regulator website is of no assistance in trying to find out more. The two issues that I need to confirm (which I think I investigated previously, but can’t remember) are:
- A taxi can drive past you empty with their light on if they want – they may decide that you’re not desirable enough to have in your taxi just because they don’t like the look of you.
- A taxi cannot approach you empty with their light on, but then turn off their light because they don’t like the look of you.
This is aside from all the taxi drivers who make drops outside of the city centre, and then won’t turn their lights on until right back in the city centre because they’re looking for the longest possible fare.