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

SubscribeGet emails when new questions are answered. Ask Me Anything!Show Bio +

Share:

Ask me anything!

Submit Your Question

193 Questions

Share:

Last Answer on August 08, 2018

Best Rated

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.

What is the proper protocol if a passenger leaves a large sum of money in your cab? What's the biggest amount you've ever heard of actually being returned to the owner (if that ever even happens)?

Asked by mnmn over 6 years ago

there are actually laws in place for this however how would you police it? the honest and right thing to do is you take it back to your company and fill out a receipt for it. if the money or whatever the lost and found item may be minus credit cards and such gets returned to the driver after 90 days. there is a rumor that a driver has recently turned in 60k. i have yet to verify this though. the largest sum i have personally seen or been a part of a buddy of mine found a 25k chip from the wynn in his back seat. he ended up getting it back to the guy and the scumbag didnt give him a dime to say thanks.

Do Vegas cab drivers carry guns?

Asked by Argo over 5 years ago

I hate answering this truthfully but no! Nevada has a law that states a driver cannot carry a weapon of any kind. That being said plenty of us do.

Has anyone ever offered to pay their fare with something other than money?

Asked by KG over 6 years ago

Happens actually all the time, everything from sexual favors to free games at 1 of the local bowling alleys. I am a happily married man so I havent accepted the sexual favors but 1 of the best things i have taken for payment for fare is ringside seats to a ufc fight courtesy of chuck liddell.

Is there still any mob influence in the taxi business? Can anyone get a taxi medallion, or are there a limited number in circulation?

Asked by RGrover over 6 years ago

the number of medallions is regulated by the TA (taxicab authority) and every year they have an annual review of medallions to decide weather or not there is a need for more in the city. you can not just come into the city and buy a car and get a medallion and get to work. long story short there are 17 companies and if the TA says we need more cabs every company gets an equal amount. there is rumors that some of the company owners have "family" ties but you know how rumors go

What's the craziest gambling story you've heard from a passenger?

Asked by LV2 over 6 years ago

Don't hear too many crazy gambling stories most of them are "i got a system" and "i took them for X amount". mostly bs however i did have to escort a guy to his room after i dropped him at palazzo. when we got to the room he showed me why. envelope with 160k in it. he peeled off 2 100 dollar bills thanked me and shut the door.

Are you allowed to pick up fares anywhere or only at Vegas hotels?

Asked by chris over 6 years ago

Well mostly at hotels however, we pick up all over the city not just at hotels. the law just states that a cab can not impede traffic to load or unload passengers, so i'm sure in the spirit of the question that you are asking yes just at hotels.