It is a common phenomenon all over the world for travellers to leave their personal belongings and valuables, such as phones, wallets, keys, etc. in hired taxis. There is no particular reason why some travellers leave their personal belongings in taxis at the end of their journey. More often than not, when travellers learn that they have left their belongings in a hired taxi to take them from one place to another, they panic instead of taking immediate action. It should be noted that once passengers report the incident to the taxi company, the chances of recovering the lost items increase.
There are cases where people are late in reporting their lost items and the taxi company cannot be of much help because the same taxi has taken other passengers to their desired destination after the owner of the lost item has already used the taxi. Therefore, passengers should immediately report the incident to the relevant taxi company.
Passengers who have mistakenly left or forgotten their belongings in a hired taxi in South East London can use the following tips to help them recover their belongings.
Call the taxi driver directly
Whether you book a taxi online or over the phone, private hire taxis in South East London will send passengers a text or email with the car number, driver’s name, driver’s phone number, car type etc. If you forgot your things in the last taxi you used, call the driver immediately and tell him what you left in the taxi and ask how to get it back.
Report the incident to the taxi company by email or phone.
If the taxi driver tells you that he did not find your items in his taxi and you are sure that you last used or saw your lost items in the hired taxi, report your lost items to the hired taxi company in South East London. You should explain to the taxi company what happened and what the driver says. Let the taxi company deal with this now.
Note: It is the passenger’s responsibility to take care of their personal belongings while travelling in a taxi. Taxi drivers are also responsible for checking their cars at the end of each journey to see if passengers have taken their personal belongings. If they find any items left in their vehicle, they are required to take the lost items to their company’s office so that the items can be returned to the passengers.