The timetable: history and holiday features
The national calendar is Packed with professional events and themed dates. Not left unattended and motorists. They accept congratulations at the end of October for a Day driver in August receive gifts truck drivers, military drivers send wishes in may, and the timetable noted in the March days. By the way, the last-mentioned feast is found not only in the Russian calendar, this day is celebrated all over the world, so he bears the proud title of international.
And this falls significant for employees of the cab company date of March 22. On this day more than a hundred years ago on the roads of London has left special cars, in the cabin which was equipped with devices that determine the fare. Then these counters are called taksimetrami, which translated from French means "fee" and from Greek "measure". Since that time, this form of transport got its name taxi, and carriers renamed taxi drivers.
The history of the holiday
Passengers for the money there a long time. But don't confuse drivers of vehicles registered with the coachman of the carriage drawn by horses. This kind of carrier citizens was launched in the first half of the 17th century. Then the clients also pay the fare according to distance, but it can hardly be considered a history of the taxi. Because in this case, you have to mention the chariots during the antique period in Ancient Rome.
In trying to dig into the history managed to Excel the French, who are not satisfied that the timetable emerged in Britain. According to the French historians, it is necessary to take into account the fact that the cities of France in 1896 moved the so-called fiacres. They were a mercenary light carriages that moved without aid of horses. But taxis are not fiacres, and cars, so the international day of taxi driver London reserves the right to call themselves the birthplace of this holiday.
The origin of taxi in Russia
In Russia, the emergence and development of the taxi industry accounts for 1908. Then the taxis was present in all the major cities of the country, but the taxis in the province did not exceed 30 cars. Only in St. Petersburg and Moscow passenger transport by car became common. Then the taxis of the capital filled more than 230 machines. But in the period of the October revolution the development of industry taxi stopped. And only 21 June 1925 the government decided to re-open the regular taxi service, which consisted of 15 cars. This date is contemporary Moscow taxi drivers called the Day Russian taxi. This day, as well as the international day of the taxi driver, was the occasion for congratulations.
Unique coloration taxi
You should note that all taxis around the world are bright colors. The first British taxis were painted in green and red colors. But the traditional yellow color stuck in a taxi thanks to the American entrepreneur John Hertz (John Hertz). He was the owner of a large Corporation, the Hertz Corporation, engaged in car rental. Buying old cars, American they were painted yellow and were commissioned as taxis. It is easy to guess that such flashy colors of cars could easily be seen on the streets. Later this habit was borrowed many of the same office. And yellow taxis have become classics worldwide.
Another feature of the cab is the pattern of the checkered. Its goal is also to attract the attention of passengers, besides this ornament is called Association with racing cars, or rather, with their speed and quick movement.
Features the work of the taxi driver
But it's time to pay attention to their own drivers, and more specifically, taxi drivers. To proudly celebrate the Day of the taxi driver, not enough to have the yellow car with checkered, the main thing here is another. The profession of driver is quite easy. In everyday life and work of the taxi driver there are many difficulties and peculiarities. He needs to master the technique of driving transport, to know the rules of the road, to be able to maneuver in the city rush and traffic jams on the roads, know the names of the streets and surrounding areas.
There is one specific moment of the profession of taxi driver — dealing with people. It is necessary in any situation to remain polite with the client, to maintain restraint and calm, and it is very difficult, if the cabin is next to a drunk, annoying or rude. After all, once torn, can permanently lose their jobs. Also the driver is completely responsible for the life and health of the passenger.
I do not envy the taxi drivers and the work schedule. Clear the schedule, night shift, breaking the routine can have a serious impact on health. Therefore, you should take into account all the difficulties of everyday work taxi drivers and 22 March gift to all men of this profession with a sincere smile, to fill with gifts and greetings.
Holiday taxi driver
In the modern world to find congratulations on the Day of the taxi driver is incredibly simple. Using imagination, you can easily pick up a wish that will surprise and delight the driver will not give in to doubt the correctness of the choice of this profession.
Day taxi driver in Russia — it is always visible and pleasant holiday. It is impossible not to notice the revival of women in the souvenir shops of gifts, the radio station congratulations are pouring always the river, and a week before and after the holiday. And those drivers themselves are filled with joy and fun. The timetable for them is a special event, which they fully deserved, and note with pleasure.