When you see a taxi with its light on, i.e. available for hire, simply lift your arm and lean out from the pavement slightly to get the taxi driver’s attention. Refrain from shouting ‘Taxi’ or waving frantically. Tell the driver your destination before getting in. Men should allow women to get in first; in London-style taxis women should take the banquette seat while men should take the fold-down seats if necessary. At your destination get out and pay the driver through the front window. The going rate for tipping is ten per cent.
A gentleman should always ensure his date gets home safely. Hail a taxi for her or, if sharing a taxi, try and arrange for the lady to be dropped off at her destination first.