Running a taxi company requires careful attention to security. Carrying cash makes drivers vulnerable targets for theft, and there are considerable risks inherent to interacting with the general public in a confined and potentially isolated setting. A conscientious approach to security management should address the concerns that are unique to this type of work. Here are some important taxi business safety tips that business owners and drivers should review.
Maintain Continual Communication
Staying in touch with a dispatch contact at the time of a pick-up and drop-off keeps tabs on drivers’ location. This can let shift coordinators know that drivers are on course and able to communicate.
Keep Money Out of Sight
Drivers should not keep cash anywhere that it is visible to passengers. It is a good practice to make change from a nominal amount of small bills that they keep separately from cash that they have collected during a shift.
Lock Doors and Leave Windows Up
When drivers are waiting for a fare, they should refrain from keeping the window down far enough for someone to reach inside. Also, doors should stay locked until drivers open them for a passenger.
Safety has to be a top priority for all drivers. Staying conscientious about safety can help them avoid potentially unsafe situations.