Originally Posted by kajo
Please remember its against the law to refuse to pay a taxi or a hackney fare.
If you are unhappy with the fare get a receipt and contact the taxi regulator and not the garda as the garda do not deal with this kind of complaint.
Never refuse to pay the fare the garda will arrest you for not paying the fare if they are called even if you feel you are getting over charged.
Coming home from a night out, I've found a taxi cost can fluctuate by up to 10E. The conditions are always the same:
- roughly the same time of night (never any traffic on the road)
- always alone (I'm working on it
Presumably, the more expensive trips mean the driver's been tampering with the meter? What do I do?
I've heard that a printed receipt gives all of the journey's details but what happens if the driver says he doesn't have any paper in the machine or can't issue receipts for whatever reason (is it possible some don't have them or they can be broken?)
If the driver can't/won't give you a receipt, a friend suggested that you can ask them to take you to a police station, where a Garda can write a receipt but I'm not sure they'd be so keen on you wasting their time?
If anyone knows for sure, I'd be really grateful to hear...