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Reply To: JPN Taxi
- ModeratorSeptember 3, 2018 at 10:57 pm
I rode in one for a TV show and, being in a power wheelchair, I had to remove my headrest to get in. I haven’t used one since (I’m a train guy) but have heard stories of 10-20 minutes for inexperienced drivers to figure out the ramp before even getting the rider in to belt-down and drivers refusing power wheelchair users. Also, turning around inside is difficult.
As for timing, I would be OK with between 5-10 min but would ideally want under 5 min. The big wheelchair taxis take about 10 minutes to deploy the lift and attach belts etc, so around that amount of time is reasonable. I don’t expect to jump in a taxi and say “quick! follow that car!” like in the movies! 🙂
PS – I think the Tanto Sloper is a quicker way to load.