I drive a LOT
Nicole Fornabaio/rd.com, shutterstock The New York City Taxicab Fact Book reports that one cab travels roughly 70,000 miles every year. In fact, the average life span of a taxi in New York City is a little more than three years. At that point, it may have travelled as much as 300,000 miles.
Hailing a taxi is an art
Nicole Fornabaio/rd.com, shutterstock Don’t be surprised if cabbies zoom past you when you have your arm half-raised and are standing on the sidewalk. These tips from The Art of Manliness sum it up perfectly: Head to the nearest street corner on the side of the street that you want to head down. Safely stand on the street (one or two feet from the curb) so drivers can pick you out from the rest of the sidewalk traffic. Raise your arm high and confidently, and when you see a cab, make eye contact with the driver. If he keeps your gaze or nods, that means he’ll head your way, and you’ve successfully flagged down a taxi.