Government Taxi Service

Posted by marmara on September 1, 2016

Over time it became clear that the work was organized by taxi is very low, it was due to the fact that the whole business of taxi belongs only to the state, it led to a lack of competition and as a consequence of the lack of alternatives. At the railroad station at that time accumulated a huge amount passengers by up to several hundred, in addition, there were no covered parking, and no benches. But this problem did not end because drivers were not qualified, and the risk of being involved in an accident was very large, in Moscow in 1936 was about 300 accidents in St. Petersburg, about 280, in other words came out in two accidents in one taxi. ns similar findings. In addition, the drivers were rude and otherwise abused, or shortchanging passenger demand with these tips were common. The authorities have started to pay attention to such violations in the late 30s. During this period, were created by dispatching services with which you can order a taxi by phone from home or from work. Also, the taxi fleet has been increased to several thousand, that the beginning of the queue to save the situation.

In addition, steel evolve a plan to increase not only of cars in each of three taxis, and trucks, in order to fully meet the needs of citizens. After the war, the main taxi was "Victory" production plant which was only across the country. In 1948, with a view to distinguishing mark the taxi, they were marked on the sides of the chess bands, as well as the light signal. The era of the car lasted until 1957, when he was released on GAZ-21, which was nicknamed the "Little Red Riding Hood" for the characteristic color. They were replaced in 1970, GAZ-24 and GAZ-24-02, but fans of "twenty-first" model long they were not recognized, although the benefits of the new models were evident: a more powerful engine, efficient heating and ventilation, smooth ride and good visibility. But over time, "the twenty-fourth" model is almost completely replaced the predecessor and never left the production for 15 years.

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