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Old 09-14-2010, 10:01 AM
 
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Went to visit friends who were vacationing in Toronto (had a WONDERFUL visit!) and, while motoring around town in our rental car, we noticed every taxi had a yellow light on the rear of the taxi. Near the light was a sign that said "IF THIS LIGHT IS BLINKING, CALL 9-1-1". We also noticed all of the taxis were propane-powered. So does this light blink when the passenger presses a button because the taxi driver is acting criminally? Or does the light activate in the case of a propane leak? Just curious.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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Taxi run on Propane? I never heard that.

The light is for the Driver. If the Driver is in trouble (ie. being a assaulted by a passenger) he/she will turn on the light to signal for help.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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Thanks for the reply, Natasha! (Sorry it took so long to come back...) Now that you mention it; having a "safety device" for the DRIVER actually makes more sense. (The taxi cabs I saw all had stickers indicating LNG or Propane; I forget which..).
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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They were propane-powered, CC. At one time, it was a more economical fuel than gasoline and there may have been a government grant program which helped defray some of the fuel costs as well.

The propane units rend to belong more to big fleets like Royal or Diamond rather than independent brokers.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:40 PM
 
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They were propane-powered, CC. At one time, it was a more economical fuel than gasoline and there may have been a government grant program which helped defray some of the fuel costs as well.

The propane units rend to belong more to big fleets like Royal or Diamond rather than independent brokers.
Thanks, Cornerguy! Yes, it seems like all the taxis we saw looked more like big fleet vehicles.

(BTW, we had a WONDERFUL time in Toronto and I hope to take the missus up there sometime soon!) I also like the Hwy 401 service plaza renovations!
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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In few taxis a security camera is installed, secondly there may be a button nearby the driver or near the passenger seat, which is only known by the driver himself.
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