Too Many Taxi Rapes in the UK?

The UK Telegraph has a story on female-only taxis. 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.” (continue reading...)