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Tias taxis

Posted: Mon Oct 3, 2022 5:48pm
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Steve 1957

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I’m really getting fed up with these taxi drivers 

They insist you wear a seatbelt but refuse to wear one themselves around town and only put one on when using the autopista

I’m fine with wearing one but surely it’s just as important for the driver as well?

Solange

Posted: Wed Oct 5, 2022 11:02am

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Posted: Wed Oct 5, 2022 11:02am

Hi Steve,

I have been a taxidriver for two years.

Rules are, passenger is obligated to wear seatbelt always. The same as you drive your own car.

Taxidrivers need to be able to flea the car in case of any threat by the passenger.

For example, if the passenger comes at the taxidriver with a knife. The taxidriver does not have the time to take the seatbelt of first. He is in great danger!

That is why the rules for taxidrivers is different.

Forgive my bad English, I am from the Netherlands.

Hope my explanation is clear.

Steve 1957

Posted: Wed Oct 5, 2022 11:22am

Steve 1957

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Posted: Wed Oct 5, 2022 11:22am

Hi

Some of that makes sense

So tell me why without fail they wear them on the autopista ?

Solange

Posted: Wed Oct 5, 2022 12:37pm

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Posted: Wed Oct 5, 2022 12:37pm

Steve 1957 wrote on Wed Oct 5, 2022 11:22am:

Hi

Some of that makes sense

So tell me why without fail they wear them on the autopista ?

I did that too.

Can not remember if that was a rule, but here is my guess:

The risk of dying in a car accident because you don’t wear a seatbelt is bigger.             If the passenger wants to harm you, he will not try this when you drive 100 km per hour. Unless they have a deathwish 😂

But as I said; I am guessing!

Maybe someone else can help you with this one.

Edit: I looked it up. On the highway the risk of getting assaulted is less, then getting killed in an accident. So the taxidriver needs to wear the seatbelt there. 

Steve 1957

Posted: Wed Oct 5, 2022 1:30pm

Steve 1957

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Posted: Wed Oct 5, 2022 1:30pm

I agree with that 

What they shouldn’t be doing is being rude about it

Had a slight disagreement with one the other day 

He said that the English don’t follow the Spanish laws and we should all go home 

I said I think you will find you might find yourself out of work if all the English and Irish go home

He insisted the government would still pay him if he didn’t work as they did through lockdown 

How stupid can you get ?

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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