Here at Clegg Gifford, we set out to explore why it is that whenever you jump into a taxi, the driver tends to be a male. A report by TFL shows that only 2.2% of all taxi drivers in London are female, the rest being the males you more commonly see in the driver’s seat.
We decided to find out exactly why this is the case, and invited some of London’s female cabbies for a coffee and a chat. On the mission to discover the uncomfortable truths of being a female taxi driver, we found out that there aren’t many other jobs out there that let you come back home with a good story or two. We discovered the various perks of the job often outweigh the rare instances of abuse, or drunken behaviour, and that even when Joss Stone’s puppy throws up in the back of your cab there’s not much else you can do but laugh and smile.
Read all our drivers’ stories here if you’re looking for more. Plus, if you’re a female taxi driver in London with a few stories of your own, why not get in touch with us and have your story featured? We’d love to hear your experience, and share it with the rest of the community.