Taxi and private hire industry is quite big. There are close to 300,000 people in this industry in UK. People make a good living as taxi drivers with its own cons and pros. Cabdirect has put together a very informative infographic, revealing some very interesting details about the industry.
Like did you know that King Charles I is the one who introduced taxis to London in 1636 and today 58% of taxis in England and Wales are wheelchair accessible?
Also it shouldn’t come as a surprise that fewer than 2% of cabbies are woman. I don’t think I have ever seen one in London.
Enjoy the quick overview below.