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 December 03, 2017

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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.

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

Asked by KG over 5 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.

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

Asked by LV2 over 5 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 5 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.

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

Asked by ***me*** over 5 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 4 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 5 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