16 Oct '12, 11am

New blog posting, Women-only taxi firms

More and more cab firms are springing up around the country to cater for women who prefer to see another female at the wheel. Even in a licensed cab, there is often a niggle at the back of any female passenger’s mind: will I get home in one piece? While the vast majority of male taxi drivers are of course completely safe, many women simply feel less vulnerable with a female driver. And it’s not only women who prefer a woman behind the wheel. Maggie Hennessy, who runs the women-only taxi firm London Lady Chauffeurs, says: “A lot of our business comes from husbands who want to make sure their wives are OK, especially in the evenings.” The Richmond-based company, part of Riverside Cars, started two and a half years ago and only uses female drivers. They wear smart suits and drive “immaculate” cars, while journeys are pre-booked. “We refuse to take male passengers,” says Maggi...

Full article: http://legaledoff.com/2012/10/16/women-only-taxi-firms/

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