I agree with both the responses since my post. However how many times do you see a taxi with no person in it. Is it more profitable to just go 70nt (petrarch1603 thought) or to keep your passenger in the car longer.
There is a set standard to the time waiting in traffic and to the distance traveled. So my thought was the longer any fare was in the cab the better. Should see the dirty looks I get when my fare happens to be only 70nt for the whole ride. Figured they wanted to keep me in the car as long as possible, not just pick up and dump within the 70nt start price.
So hypothetical: From Taipei to Keelung for example (yet it is a long distance but a nice reference point). By the meter. They pick me up, go like a bat out of hell and we arrive on the meter at 600nt. Or they stop at red lights, drive the speed limit and it costs more then the bat out of hell route. From what I read the bat out of hell route with less price to the rider is better? How can this be?
Ok more fares because I am out of the car and they can pick other fares up and get the 70nt initial cost again. But like I mentioned before how many times do you see a taxi with no people in it…a lot! Person in the car has to be better then hunting for the next fare, wherever the destination.