Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#395647 - 12/27/10 11:42 AM TAXI - NEW CONCEPT  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,469
ScubaLdy Offline
ScubaLdy  Offline
What if taxis charged by the TIME instead of the distance - how slow do you think they could go?

Take only pictures leave only bubbles
#395649 - 12/27/10 11:49 AM Re: TAXI - NEW CONCEPT [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 702
Maya House Offline
Maya House  Offline
It's 'both' in most of the cabs I ride in when in the States.

" Additionally, each 36 seconds of time elapsed, known as "wait time", is $.20. This charge is in place to ensure the driver still makes money if the cab is stuck in bad traffic."

#395651 - 12/27/10 12:20 PM Re: TAXI - NEW CONCEPT [Re: Maya House]  
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,206
SnoopysMom Offline
SnoopysMom  Offline
I'm sorry, but if the Taxi cab drivers here had brains they probably wouldn't be cruising/ speeding recklessly around town all day in their gas-hogging vans with air conditioners blasting. Usually with their entire family on board. Couldn't be very profitable....

#395672 - 12/27/10 07:57 PM Re: TAXI - NEW CONCEPT [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,469
ScubaLdy Offline
ScubaLdy  Offline
From what I've heard the driver seldom owns the cab and a handfull of San Pedro men are the owners.

Take only pictures leave only bubbles
#395674 - 12/27/10 08:20 PM Re: TAXI - NEW CONCEPT [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,470
SimonB Offline
SimonB  Offline
Rent is on a taxi $50 per day, coming from a driver I know. That's a big incentive to most to get where they are going as fast as they can to pick up the next fare.

#395693 - 12/28/10 05:07 AM Re: TAXI - NEW CONCEPT [Re: SimonB]  
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 837
*I Do* Belize Weddings Offline
*I Do* Belize Weddings  Offline
cheaper than a golf cart?? I need to get myself a taxi!

#395694 - 12/28/10 06:03 AM Re: TAXI - NEW CONCEPT [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 979
Inplub Offline
Inplub  Offline
Think of all the money you can make taking people/criminals up north.

Last edited by Inplub; 12/28/10 06:06 AM.
#395696 - 12/28/10 06:23 AM Re: TAXI - NEW CONCEPT [Re: Inplub]  
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 515
CaptOneIron Offline
CaptOneIron  Offline
Think of how much fun you could have by placing some of the strips that the cops use to stop the villains in the high speed chases. Or even a very well hidden one like they use in rental car lots to ensure that you don't drive out with one of their cars once you are in. I have lots more ideas but I don't want to mention I blankd E blank D in case the government is listening.

Last edited by CaptOneIron; 12/28/10 06:23 AM.

Captain One Iron
#395717 - 12/28/10 11:02 AM Re: TAXI - NEW CONCEPT [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,748
shuffles Offline
shuffles  Offline
Addition to your suggestion: Open a tire shop just north of the "stop strip"

Change your Latitude
#395718 - 12/28/10 11:10 AM Re: TAXI - NEW CONCEPT [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 702
Maya House Offline
Maya House  Offline
How about if we just keep them the heck off the North side...

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (Marty, 1 invisible), 269 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0