Las Vegas Cab Driver

Las Vegas Cab Driver

vegascab

Las Vegas, NV

Male, 31

Ask me anything! i will be as honest as possible as to my experiences as a cabbie in las vegas since 2007. if you want a day to day on some of the happenings in the job you can also follow me on twitter, vegascab @vagascab

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Last Answer on February 03, 2018

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If you get pulled over and ticketed with a customer in your cab, do you shut off the meter? Do you eat the fare for inconveniencing the passenger?

Asked by curious george costanza over 5 years ago

Depends on the situation, I'm an never allowed by law to shut off the meter when there are people in the cab. But we will turn the time off so that the meter isn't counting time. If I were to get a ticket for being an ass then yes I would apologize and m9ore than likely eat the fare. Now if I were to get a ticket for say a "california stop" or a couple miles an hour over the speed limit then I would expect full payment, however I would be freaking shocked if there was any tip at all.

How much do the taxi valet guys who open the door for you at Strip hotels take home every year? My friends and I once estimated it to be over $80,000 CASH for what's got to be the most useless job on the planet.

Asked by p3ste about 6 years ago

lmao im glad that someone other than cabbies think so...it is difficult to say how much they make it is however a ton for what they do. my friend is a doorman at the wynn owns 2 houses and buys a new car every year. as much as i hate to admit it i would say they arent completely useless i cant imagine how crazy it would be at a hotel after a show let out

Here's a scenario. You take a passenger from Points A to B. Passenger attempts to pay with a credit card, but your credit card machine is broken. Passenger doesn't have cash or access to cash. What happens then?

Asked by makemecray about 5 years ago

The driver has the ability to call the company and have it done manually over the phone

How much do cabbies get for bringing customers to the Vegas strip clubs?

Asked by Ari about 6 years ago

It varies from club to club and isnt nearly the amount that most people think it is. i maybe get 2 a week. the doorman and such give them all to limos, the numbers have varied from 20-100 a head in my five years.

Why do Vegas cabbies have the WORST reputation for long-hauling passengers?

Asked by Sam123 about 6 years ago

because for the most part they do. i'm proud to say that i am an honest driver. point of advice to anyone ever getting into a cab from the airport to ANY hotel on the "strip". the freeway is ALWAYS the longer way and more expensive. there are sometimes you should go freeway but not many. if you feel that you have been long hauled call the taxicab authority. the number is posted on the ratecard in the front seat just to the right of the drivers license.

Do you know a lot of vegas cabbies that run side-hustles out of their cars? Drugs, bookies, that kind of thing?

Asked by come on 7!!! about 6 years ago

There is a bunch of things that go on behind the wheel and everyone is out here trying to make a buck. I actually do know quite a few that do questionable activities. However the bookie thing wouldn't be profitable its too easy to go to any casino and place bets. The only "side-hustle" I do is when people ask me, "is this cash cab?" I say nope but we can play if you want $5 for every right answer $5 for every wrong answer on top of the fare...I have never lost!

How often do you get stiffed on fares? Will you ever chase after a guy or call the cops when that happens?

Asked by 123a about 6 years ago

I havent had a "run-out" or stiff on a ride in quite some time, most of these happen on longer rides away from the strip and it depends on the situation if i call the TA (taxicab authority) or the police or not. it is actually against the law and you can be arrested for getting into a cab in las vegas for without cash. i usually break the ice with my passengers on these rides away from the strip by getting a deposit from the customer before leaving the cab stand. i will generally give an excuse such as my company requires a x deposit for a ride passed y street and they usually comply, if they dont sorry buddy the bus stop is right down the street.