@Moxy I wasn't being a smart ***. I base my decision to sit in the back of taxis because of the amount of women I've seen assaulted by male taxi drivers.
I've never had a female cabbie so not thought about what I would do if I did.
I rarely if ever catch cabs now but when I did it was always late at night, maybe not as many women drivers do the night shift.
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22-07-2015 17:07 #21
22-07-2015 17:11 #22
I prefer to sit in the back. I've sat in the front before though. It feels a bit personal to me!
22-07-2015 17:12 #23
I sit in the back, I hate small talk and awkward eye contact 😳
22-07-2015 17:14 #24
22-07-2015 17:18 #25
22-07-2015 17:19 #26
Always the back if I'm alone, doesn't matter if it's a male or female driver.
It's not that I feel necessarily "unsafe" in the front I just always sit in the back without thinking, I've always thought you were supposed to, I don't know why.
22-07-2015 17:22 #27
Always in the back since one night when i was very drunk, the driver pulled over and grabbed me, rubbed my leg and kissed me on the cheek. Creepy!
That and i dont like making forced conversation that i know the poor guy would have copped 100 times that day.
22-07-2015 17:24 #28
Back & opposite side to the driver. I feel weird sitting in the front as I don't really encourage conversations. And I feel safer there, can see the driver & meter. I also prefer to book the cab or catch one from a cab rank. Oh & always have handbag on lap & my mobile on & in my hand (surf the web to keep from falling asleep).
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22-07-2015 18:04 #29
Always the back. I choose to sit there because I feel safer and it's what I was taught to do as a teen.
Would be interesting to see what male taxi drivers would actually prefer. In Sydney I've only ever had taxi drivers from non English speaking backgrounds, I've always wondered if any of them actually feel uncomfortable sitting alone in the front with a tipsy girl wearing a mini dress.
22-07-2015 19:17 #30
Always in the back when I'm on my own (regardless of the gender of the person driving) on the left hand side for safety reasons. I once had a bad experience with a cabby who tried to follow my friend and I home to see where we lived when I was in my early 20's (I had him drop us off at the front of the complex and he followed us in the cab as we walked through towards my house so we kept walking to a neighbours a few doors down who was older and built like a brick shizhouse!!! That scared the driver off thankfully).
Another friend had an attempted assault one night coming over to my place (she was slightly inebriated at the time) when I was in my early 30's which just reinforced the safety message even more for me.
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