present, there are 18,138 taxis providing a personalized
form of public transport. There are three types of taxis,
namely Urban taxis, New Territories taxis and Lantau
taxis. Taxis probably provide the most convenient point-to-point
services for people with disabilities. All taxi hire
charges are by meter and at approved fare scales. Wheelchairs,
crutches or any other articles used by passengers with
disabilities as an aid to or a means of mobility are
carried free of charge.
As at December 2004, about 18,100
LPG taxis have been installed with Braille and tactile vehicle
registration number plate on the rear left hand side door.
Besides, more than 8,500 LPG taxis have been installed with
talking taxi meters which can announce messages such as
"Welcome to take this taxi", "Registration
number of the taxi", "Fasten your seatbelt",
"You have reached the destination", "Total
fare of the trip" and "Thank You" in Cantonese,
Putonghau or English. Both the plate and talking taxi meter
can help passengers with visual impairment to know the taxi
registration number in case that they want to raise appreciation
or lodge a complaint on the taxi services provided.
tactile taxi registration plate inside LPG
with a disability boards/alights a taxi in