Use Taksidi.org at your own risk. Taksidi.org serves only as a meeting platform, where drivers can find passengers to share the
travel costs and vice versa. Taksidi.org and the individuals behind it are not responsible for what happens on the road and cannot grant for
the users' true identity and intentions. Use with care and try to get to know as much as you can about the driver or a
passenger before entering a vehicle. A person with clear intentions will be willing to reply on all your questions and will
most likely have its Taksidi.org account Facebook verified.
To adequately protect yourself plus your vehicle, we recommend a good insurance policy. On most car insurance policies a
passenger is not covered under a basic liability policy. Many people incorrectly believe that physical injury limits coverage will
cover passengers in their vehicles. Thus, if you cause a car accident and you do not have passengers insured, you might have
problems - a passenger can fill a civil lawsuit against you. The passenger's claim against the driver cannot be waived in
advance, but may be waived after the accident. We thus indulge drivers to additionally insure their car for passengers to avoid
If you see the driver acting strangely or if you think he might be under the influence of alcohol or other illicit substances
do not enter his vehicle at any time. Find another transport method (bus, taxi or another taksidi.org user) and contact us to
remove him from the site. The same applies for the passenger with above described characteristics - do not let him/her in your car under any
circumstances and contact us, as soon as you spot one.
Is Taksidi.org Platform Legal?
There are quite few similar ridesharing platforms existing in many European countries operating for many years now (For example in Denmark: Pendlernet, in Slovenia: Prevoz, etc.) and none of them was to our knowledge yet closed due to legal reasons. Inviting friends and other people to attend your private rides, which would occur for personal needs in any case, is not clasified as "undeclared work". Further, sharing travel expences among passengers does not represent an "undeclared work" either.
Tips to become a sound Taksidi.org user
- Invite friends to carpool with you
- Invite friends to join you on the road by posting your ride details on your Facebook wall. There will most likely exist at
least one person that you know, who is travelling the same way at the similar time. Further, help us spreading the word
about Taksidi.org, so we will all benefit from the frequent rides to all major cities across Cyprus.
- Before the carpool
- Notify others of any schedule changes well in advance. We also recommend contacting the driver or passengers few hours before
the ride start and ask them to confirm the rideshare.
- The pick-up location
- We always recommend meeting in a public place before entering a vehicle. Take the time to discuss any questions you may have and
get to know each other before starting a ride (especially if you are the only person beside the driver attending the ride). You are
free to say you'd prefer not to carpool at any time. Remember to avoid being late! Nothing can stop a great project faster than a
chronically late individuals.
- Drive safely at all times
- Drive with a "soft foot", accelerating and decelerating smoothly and gradually. Slow down – vehicles are most efficient at 60-90 km/h.
- Vehicle Maintenance
- Keep the vehicle full of gas, clean and well serviced (Maintain proper tire inflation, change air filter regularly, etc). A
well maintained vehicle will ensure a safe, reliable and comfortable ride for all passengers. A poorly maintained car can
consume substantially more fuel than one that is properly maintained. Think about your possible savings and the environment.
Further, remove all unnecessary weight from your vehicle before picking up passengers. If you have room in your trunk for potential passenger's
bags write this under the ride notes.
- The Payment
- Enter a reasonable amount of costs per passenger when posting a ride. Be prompt with paying your share of costs and respect
the prize listed under the ride details page at Taksidi.org. We recommend collecting the ride payment when a passenger enters
the vehicle. You can however agree to collect the payment when the ride ends. Keep in mind that the driver is not collecting
the money only to cover the fuel expenses, but also his vehicle's maintenance and other costs (parking), which could occur at
certain rides. If the driver is a private individual, he should not use Taksidi.org as a business and to profit
from it, but only to meet other individuals who are travelling the same way and are willing to share the travelling cost to get
places. If a driver is a part of a legal entity with an appropriate licence (for example a taxi service company), he may use Taksidi.org to find
customers and profit on rides, accordingly. However, one must respect the amount, which was entered at taksidi.org and according to the Cyprus law issue a valid receipt to customers at the end of the ride.
- Protect your privacy
Remember that your personal and email addresses are never displayed to other users. Agree for a pick-up location (intersection)
you are comfortable with and which you do not mind people seeing. If you don't feel like sharing your phone number, tick the
appropriate box under your profile settings. Logged in users at Taksidi.org can still contact you using our internal messaging
- Rideshare etiquette
- Stick to the golden rule; treat your fellow passengers as you would like to be treated. Think about the things that will make the
journey pleasant for everyone. For example; eating in the car, strong perfume and constant talking on a cell phone may irritate
some people. When you're in the passenger seat, respect the driver's decisions, whether it comes to the car temperature or the choice of the
music. It's fine to compromise once in a while, but being a car control fanatic is simply a bad etiquette.