Now, we’re not looking for normal everyday people to answer this question.. We’re looking for service drivers, or people who actually drive for a living! You are either a cab driver, truck driver, limo driver, Uber driver. You get the picture. If you make money because you sit behind the wheel of a car or truck, we want to know what you are carrying in your car for protection.
If you’re a cab, limo, or Uber car driver, you will have more passengers than truck drivers (who will in all likelihood have zero), so you’re our target audience.
To start off, this is obviously not an advertisement for anything, but we do have some recommendations below on what are the best deterrents of negligent behavior when someone is in your vehicle. As a driver carrying passengers, you never know what you are going to encounter when someone climbs into your vehicle.
Fortunately, we’ve taken any one of the aforementioned services before, so we’ve seen a few things that drivers carry with them just in case they are physically threatened.
We recently were in Fort Lauderdale, and got a limo from Fort Lauderdale International Airport up to Boca Raton. Jimmy our limo driver, from www.limosofboca.com, said he always tries to shake hands with anyone who gets into his vehicles, to make sure that he can offer a firm handshake so they know he means business. He said that he’s faced a few uncomfortable situations, but not as many as he faced as when he was a cab driver in Miami a few years back. Generally speaking, people who pay for limousine services are a bit less likely to get violent, but that’s just an assumption!
Our recommendations are below, but from speaking with passenger vehicle drivers, you want to make sure that you never fight back if you don’t have to. If you are being robbed, from what drivers told us, just give the criminal what they want, and try to get out of the situation unharmed.
Also, make sure you check with your local Police Precinct on what is allowed inside civilian cars.
1. Mace or Pepper Spray. Most people will not stand a chance once you spray them with this magical stinging juice. If you have this in your car, you have an easy way to get someone in an uncomfortable situation, and very quickly.
2. A trusty knife. This is pretty self explanatory, so we won’t have to go into detail about this one.
3. A crowbar. This can normally be found in the trunk of just about any vehicle, or at least a variation of it. We vividly remember seeing a taxi driver in New York City wielding one of these at an unruly passenger, so we know that it can help your self-defense cause.
4. Brains. Knowing where you are, who is in your car, and being very aware of your surroundings is probably the best weapon a driver can have when put in an uncomfortable situation. When passengers get into your car, make sure that you take a long look at them. You have the ability to deny anyone entry into your vehicle, and it’s better to put your safety first before making money on a fare.
If you’re a taxi driver in a big city, you probably know a bit more about this subject than we do, so please share your thoughts with us through our contact page!
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