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Metered taxicabs operate in all major cities and towns. You will find taxi ranks at transport terminals, major hotels or shopping centres or you can hail taxis in the street.
A light and sign on the roof shows when a cab is vacant. The Yellow Pages of the telephone directory list taxi companies that will send a radio-controlled cab to pick you up (for a small charge).
There is a minimum 'flagfall' charge, then a charge for the distance travelled. Small additional charges are made for tollways, luggage and telephone reservations, otherwise the account shows on the meter. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped, but will accept gratuities.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|