World's Scariest Taxi Rides
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.