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Applications for taxi saw craze among young people

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The increased rigidity on Prohibition, in force since December 2012, reduced in 12,9% the death toll in traffic accidents, According to statistical data for the month of January in the State of São Paulo. Already the number of people arrested for drunk driving increased 34% compared to the same period last year. The value of the fine also changed. Before value was equivalent to R $ 957, now passed to R $ 1.915,30, In addition to the seizure of driver's license for 12 months.

TaxiRecently, the lack of responsibility to follow that law has resulted in a serious accident in Paulista Avenue, the central region of São Paulo. Alex Siwek, of 22 years, ran over cyclist David Salvi while returning home. The driver cut off the arm of the young and fled without assistance, After the incident the student threw David's arm in a river.

He claimed he had been drinking and was caught red-handed.

To avoid absurd situations like this one of the alternatives that have been shown to be effective in time to enjoy the night with friends is back home aboard a taxi. And to help young people right now, inúmeros applications voltados para atender esse público já estão em funcionamento nas principais capitais do país.

Entre eles estão os applications que podem facilitar a vida noturna. It has provided the tools to ask the bar tab to which are used to make the reservation of the cab when it is time to leave. Alguns deles oferecem inclusive Wi-Fi nos cars, what allows the party poopers on duty to update social networks while come home and check the emails.

In addition, the call for a taxi is faster. That's because after the 22 hours, radio stations and teletáxi have a waiting time of more than 30 minutes. And many people feel insecure at this point, Since you have to be exposed to the dangers of violence in major capitals.

Only in the city of São Paulo about 33 thousand taxi drivers and 20% of them are already using these tools to communicate with the client. Because they are free and work via smartphone, iPad and mobile phones.

Here are some of them:

SaferTaxi: The application was developed by two former students at Harvard and finds the closest taxis, In addition to counting the waiting time which is approximately 10 minutes. At the time of booking you can choose the driver and see the users ' review. The application also offers a wi-fi network in cars. The company already accounts for more than two thousand registered drivers in Argentina and Chile. In Brazil, There are more than 753 taxis offering the service in the capital paulistana. At the beginning of the year, the company received $ 6 million from a contribution of capital for the system improvements. Currently, his investors are Kaszek Venture (the co-founder of the free market and Market Paid), the Draper Associates and Corfo.

Cities: São Paulo and grande São Paulo

Available for: Android, iOS and Blackberry

Price: Free

Easy Taxi: Uses the user's location to send the nearest vehicle. All taxi drivers participating in the application are registered with photos and details of the car as the plate, the vehicle that will be used in the race and the user can also keep track of where the taxi is up to the time of arrival.

Cities: Rio de Janeiro

Available for: iOS and Android

Price: Free

Resolves that: Application promises to find the nearest car and send a message to the taxi driver. The user can monitor the real-time displacement.

Cities: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasília and Belo Horizonte.

Available for: iOS and Android

Price: Free

TaxiBeat: Shows the taxis available nearby in which the user is using a map. You can also view information about the driver and the evaluation that they received.

Cities: Rio de Janeiro

Available for: iOS and Android

Price: Free

Cab Here: Utiliza o GPS do celular para encontrar o táxi ou o ponto de táxi mais próximo.

Cities: São Paulo, Salvador, Fortress, Rio de Janeiro

Available for: iOS and Android

Price: Free

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