Why Brampton Taxi not Uber

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  • February 19, 2019

When something seems too good to be true it usually is. That has certainly been the case for  Brampton taxi users who thought ride sharing services coming into the GTA would be better than traditional taxi services. As a professional company that has been operating in the area for nearly 40 years, Aeroport Taxi and Limousine wants potential riders to know that services like Uber are simply not the same as long-established companies that offer Brampton taxi service.

When you are considering booking a Brampton Airport taxi service from organizations like Uber or Lyft, you should know that their drivers have most likely not been required to undergo safety training. While all the taxi drivers and limo drivers who work for Aeroport Taxi have had mandatory safety training as a company policy, that is not yet required of ride sharing drivers. In fact, back in 2016 the City of Toronto scrapped a mandatory 17-day training course for both taxi and ridesharing companies in an effort to make it easier for ride-hailing companies to set up services in the Toronto area. That meant that  passengers climbing into an Uber for their Brampton taxi to the airport had no guarantee of their driver’s competence when it came to safety. As expected, that reality had tragic consequences. In 2018, 28-year-old Nicholas Cameron was killed while riding in the back of an Uber vehicle. The 23-year-old Uber driver who was behind the wheel decided to pull over onto the shoulder of the busy Gardiner Expressway to pick up a fallen cellphone. As he merged back into traffic, his Hyundai Sonata was plowed from behind by another vehicle, causing the death of Mr. Cameron.

Providing professional personal transportation services is a skilled profession, one that should only be offered by drivers who understand there’s more to getting behind the wheel of a taxi or limousine than driving. Given the volume of traffic on the congested streets and highways in the GTA and surrounding areas, there are always distractions to contend with when driving. In addition, drivers should also be able to provide professional interactions with customers; knowing how to interact appropriately with the people they’re serving is a critical part of the entire experience. Poor interpersonal skills can not only make a Brampton airport taxi ride awkward, it can often lead to escalated situations should there be any issues surrounding payment or quality of ride service.

Another issue often arising with Uber services involves accessibility for passengers with mobility challenges. Many of the ride hailing services are not equipped to deal with the realities of picking up physically challenged passengers. The bottom line is, for professional taxi and limousine service, book with Aeroport Taxi, a company with a long history of quality taxi service in Brampton, Toronto, Mississauga and across the GTA. Learn more. Visit https://www.aeroporttaxi.com/airport-taxi-brampton/