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World's Scariest Taxi Rides

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Breakneck rides through traffic, self-destructing vehicles, even drivers-turned-kidnappers. And they all still want a tip, too.

Delhi

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Black-and-yellow Fiats, as well as auto rickshaws, are common cabs across India, and all are required to use a meter card to set fares. Trouble is, in Delhi, the drivers tend to ignore those cards and often refuse to use the meters. But the rickshaws pose the greater danger. These doorless, seat-belt-free vehicles have made news in the past year for incidents in which passengers were raped or had their bags robbed, or the vehicle just burst into flames.

A Better Ride: Pick up a meter card, free in most stores, so that you can know how much your length of ride will cost. Ask your hotel for referrals: two reputable cab companies (which operate in many cities around India) are Meru Cabs and Mega Cabs.

World's Scariest Taxi Rides

Delhi

Black-and-yellow Fiats, as well as auto rickshaws, are common cabs across India, and all are required to use a meter card to set fares. Trouble is, in Delhi, the drivers tend to ignore those cards and often refuse to use the meters. But the rickshaws pose the greater danger. These doorless, seat-belt-free vehicles have made news in the past year for incidents in which passengers were raped or had their bags robbed, or the vehicle just burst into flames.

A Better Ride: Pick up a meter card, free in most stores, so that you can know how much your length of ride will cost. Ask your hotel for referrals: two reputable cab companies (which operate in many cities around India) are Meru Cabs and Mega Cabs.

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