Make Sure Your Taxi Is Ready for All Types of Emergency

By David Hurd

Increasingly councils and local authorities are requiring taxi drivers to carry basic emergency equipment inside their vehicles. Even if local authorities do not enforce this, it is well worth taxi drivers investing in some basic emergency equipment in case the worst does happen, such as an accident or breakdown.

But what is on the market for taxi drivers and what sort of equipment is recommended?

Reflective Vests

Have you ever broken down along a dark, country road with no lampposts or lights? If you have then you will know that it can be quite scary and very unsafe, especially if the road is narrow and not well lit. In situations like these it is important you are not only standing away from the road but also visible to other motorists.

The best way to achieve this is by wearing a taxi driver safety vest that reflects light and makes you visible to other road users.

Sick Bags

The chances are very high that at one stage or another a customer has left an unwanted present for you in the back seat after a few too many drinks. Not only is this annoying but it can also cost a lot of money in valet services. It is a good idea to invest in some taxi sick bags so that the cost and damage can be kept to a minimum. These sick bags can reduce the odour and mess and will stop the need to take your taxi off of the road - which can save you a lot of money in the long run.

First Aid Kit

Even if you are not trained in first aid, it is always a good idea to have a taxi first aid kit onboard. From minor scrapes to major incidents, having a first aid kit can be a big help to anyone who needs emergency assistance. Many of these first aid kits are easily stowed away so they will not take up much room and hopefully, they will never be needed. But it is always best to be on the safe side.

Preparing for the worst is always the best option. Taxi drivers spend a lot of their life on the road, which can be a dangerous and unpredictable place. Taxi driver safety vests among other items require just a small outlay, and will ultimately mean that many of the common problems encountered will be prepared for, leaving you and your passengers safe.

David Hurd is the owner of Taxi-Mart, the only place where you will find everything you could possibly need for your taxi. Our Taxi-Mart site has been selling taxis to drivers for over 4 years and now our Taxi-Mart shop has been launched to provide everything you might need to accessorise your taxi. Visit for more information.


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