Are Taxi Services Safer Than Public Transport During the Pandemic?

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  • October 14, 2020

Exposure to too much Corona, the imported beer, is always a good reason to call a taxi. But what about potential exposure to Corona, the imported virus – a.k.a. Covid 19? Should you be taking public transit during a pandemic? Or are taxis the safer best given the ease in which they can be sterilized after each trip? That’s a good question, and one you should have answered prior to climbing into your airport taxi Toronto.

What’s the Risk of Taking Public Transport?

Every day, new facts come out from official government sources on the risk posed by exposure to the Covid-19 virus. Some it confirms earlier information, and some it contradicts what we’ve been told. The truth is, a lot of the potential risk on trains and buses depends on how crowded they are and what precautions if any, commuters are taking. Perceptually, a Toronto airport taxi would be a safer option; you know if you’re sick, and your exposure is primarily limited to the person driving the vehicle. However, if you’re being picked up in a low-risk area of the GTA but climbing into a taxi that was just occupied by people who booked an taxi service, you may have reason to be concerned about possible spread of the virus. The risk indoors in tightly confined spaces like a vehicle is higher than outdoors; your cab driver encounters many different people over the course of a shift and depending on the safety measures implemented by the driver and the Toronto airport taxi company, your are at higher risk than if you were walking. However, the chances of the Covid-19 virus contaminating surfaces in an airport taxi Toronto are extremely low. When arranging a ride with more than two passengers, considering booking a larger vehicle. The more you focus on safety, the less chance there is of contracting the virus when using a taxi.

How Will Transport Need to Change?

Ensuring both drivers and passengers adhere to public safety measures is the key to safely traveling in a Toronto airport taxi. Aeroport Taxi and Limousine, for example, has implemented strict safety measures for all its passenger vehicles. These include:

  • All vehicles are equipped with plexiglass shields to create a safe barrier between the passenger and driver.
  • All drivers clean and disinfect the common areas of the vehicle before and after each passenger service.
  • All drivers wear masks/face covering for the duration you’re in their care.
  • All customers are required to wear masks and face covering.

There are other personal safety measures you can take for your taxi service. When possible travel in off-peak times. Pay online using Aeroport’s convenient website to avoid physical interaction. Sit as far away from your driver as possible. Wash your hands after completing your journey. Only travel to areas of the city that have successfully managed to flatten the curve whenever possible. Most of all, use a trusted airport Toronto taxi service like Aeroport, a trusted name in personal transportation for over 40 years.