While talking over the recent news of yet another Taxi robbing my wife came up with a great idea..

After the Taxi stops and you arrange the fare, take out your cell phone (it need not be on) and go through the motions of dialing a call. Hold the phone to you ear, poke you head in the taxi and ask the dirvers name and read out the taxi lic plate say you will be there soon and make the motions of hanging up..

Not 100% fool proof but I doubt Taxi Ladrones have a plan B for that..