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    Almost always the front. I don't like them feeling like they're not even there, if that makes sense. It's kind of like when I worked in retail and people would not interact with me at all; it made me feel like I was just a machine and not valued as a real person.

    I have sat in the back sometimes, like if I have luggage and they open the door for me, they usually open the back so I just sit in the back. Also when I catch taxi's with friends (which is rare) I would sit all in the back together.

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    on my own, in the back, unless I know the cabi because I feel safer.

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    Used to be strictly the front but after a couple of unsavoury experiences I'm now strictly the back. I don't feel great about it but feel too uncomfortable in the front these days.

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    always the back. call me paranoid but I don't trust everybody.

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    Always in the back.
    I've worked in a sexual assault service, I'm not comfortable in the front.

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    Do people who sit in the back also sit in the back with female drivers? Or is it only with males and only then because of the risk of being assaulted?

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    I've never had a woman cabbie nor had a client who was assaulted by a woman cabbie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    I've never had a woman cabbie nor had a client who was assaulted by a woman cabbie.
    Really? While not common, I've had quite a lot. And the second part of that post wasn't me being snide, it was genuine. I know plenty of men that also sit in the back automatically and I assume that's for a different reason to women, so I was curious whether all women who sit in the back did so because of the risk of assault.

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    I would sit in the back regardless of the drivers gender. However it's not a safety issue for me, it's a 'not wanting to talk' issue!

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    Always in the back on the opposite side to the driver.
    Bad taxi experience once and a policeman told me afterwards that was the safest spot in the vehicle - safety from the driver anyway.
    Don't know how true it is but I've always done it since


 

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