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 August 25, 2018

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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 over 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.

What's the nastiest thing you ever found in your back seat?

Asked by ***me*** over 6 years ago

People leave all kinds of things in the back seat, you name it I've probably had it in the backseat, thank god if its bio I am actually prohibited by law to touch it the company has a whole unit for this. 1 of the nastiest things though wasn't in my cab it was in a friend of mines. He dropped at harrahs to find out the passenger had popped a squat and urinated on the floorboard!

We've all seen the reports and experienced the horrible habits of drivers in Vegas (non-Taxi, I'm sure!). Do you have any theories as to why they're so terrible? I bet you've developed some fabulous self-defense moves on the road!

Asked by SDS over 5 years ago

LOL its funny that you ask this and make the observation at the end yes I have come up with some doozies over the years to avoid accidents.  Non taxi?? really lol most of these guys that are behind the wheel of cabs have just received their licenses from the state of Nevada and some probably have never even seen a car before.  Its always amazing to me how many people in this city have no clue how to drive especially around the "strip."  A lot of these guys are just sight seeing from their drivers seat which make driving on the strip rather dangerous.  Ive actually had passengers ask me from time to time "how did you know that guy was going to do that" just years of observing.

How much do you take home every year?

Asked by al123 over 6 years ago

The job is straight commission plus tips so there is no set take home, my checks vary from as much as $200 back to back. its going to be a bad summer i would say this year may be 25k paycheck plus tips

Is the way they run the taxi queue at McCarran with different numbered slots really the fastest way to do it? I've waited over an hour there before.

Asked by p3ste over 6 years ago

im not sure if its the "best" way to do it, it is the best way that ives seen around the world however. i hear this all the time from my passengers as well. i mean loading 28 cabs at a time is pretty effecient. the only way that i would try to make it better is make the pedestrians cross on a different level so that the cabs wouldnt have to wait for them

Do you hate it when passengers sit up front with you? Cabbies always seem pissed when I have to do this.

Asked by macattack over 6 years ago

no i dont hate it at all i do find it a little odd and at first a little unsettling, but for the most part i work for tips whatever makes you happy

Have you ever had a passenger pull a gun or knife on you?

Asked by wyldecard over 6 years ago

even though las vegas is statistically the safest city in the world to drive a cab in, yes it has happened. it was about 2 years ago i picked up at a bar and took the guy to an apartment complex a couple blocks away he hit me in the head with something to try and rob me. luckly for me he didnt hit me that hard and i got away.