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Tips To Prevent Popular Istanbul Taxi Scams
Posted By Erlend Geerts On March 3, 2010 @ 2:39 pm In Transportation,Visa, Money & Safety | 36 Comments
Taking a taxi (taksi) in Istanbul is a cheap, easy and comfortable way of transportation. But with 20.000 taxis driving around town, only a fool would believe all drivers are honest. Luckily most of them are indeed fair, but there are a rising amount of cases where tourists get hustled while taking a taxi ride in Istanbul.
Here are the most popular Istanbul taxi scams, and how you can prevent them from happening to you.
This is not a scam, but some Istanbul taxi drivers think the city is one giant race track. Sure, they are very experienced drivers and want to serve as much customers in a day as possible. If you ever start feeling unsafe, just tell the driver yavaş (yavash), which means as much as ‘slow down’. Just repeat the word until the driver reaches a speed you feel comfortable with. If he doesn’t comply, just get out at the first opportunity you have.
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