What does "Official Taxi" mean...
Following numerous scams against customers, we want to inform you about what distinguishes the official taxis of the municipality of Bergamo and how to recognize them.
First of all, all vehicles bearing the name “TAXI” must have permission to be called such via a regular license issued by the municipality.
This entails not only fiscal obligations on the part of the taxi driver, but also regarding the safety of the car itself.
All taxis are rigorously checked once a year through an inspection which verifies the perfect functioning of the vehicle.
This provides a guarantee of safety to the user who uses the taxi,
- both asactive safety:
vehicle checked and perfectly functional,
- both as passive safety:
an insurance that protects the passenger of the vehicle in the event of an accident.
So, for your safety, be careful of anyone who professes to be a “Taxi” or taxi driver without having a regular municipal license.
Furthermore, throughout Italy, taxis are strictly white.
A sign with the writing “TAXI” identifies it. The writing is in white on black on the front, while in red on black on the back.
Radio Taxi Bergamo displays its logo on the doors and, very importantly, on the back of the car all taxis have the license number highlighted on a sticker authorized by the municipality itself.
Inside the car, all taxis are equipped with a taximeter with the fares displayed. Every user has the right to ask how the fares are applied by the taximeter.
Official taxi means having rates authorized by the municipality and displayed, therefore taximeters sealed by the local police who ensure their correct application.
We ask you to pay attention to these aspects to protect our work, but also to protect yourselves from possible bad and unpleasant situations.
Make sure when you take a taxi that these requirements are met, they are your protection as consumers.
This way you can always track down the taxi driver who took you, for any forgotten packages or luggage, or in case of doubts about the fare you can always ask for information and if there is an error even a refund.
The official taxi is a guarantee, now it’s up to you to choose.