Even though women make up about 60 percent of taxi passengers around the world, that number does is not mirrored in the front seat.
According to one study, 86 percent of Uber drivers are male. And another estimates that 98 percent of taxi drivers in the U.K. are male. In an effort to counteract industry trends, a new women-only taxi service has started operations in Paris.
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Women Drive promises women in Paris transportation “without prying eyes or indelicate questions.”
In addition to a female driver, each car ride comes with water bottles, makeup kits, and computer tablets in the back seat.
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Some of the company’s services are specifically designed for tourists: All of the drivers are multilingual, and they can also act as personal concierge or shoppers for those visiting Paris. Cars are available for short rides, by the hour or for the entire day.
The car service is available to book online.