On March 22, taxi drivers around the world celebrate their professional holiday - International Taxi Driver Day.
It was on this day in 1907 that the first cars equipped with special meters appeared on the streets of London. London cabbies called the counter "taximeter" - from the French "tax" ("fee"), and the Greek "metron" ("measurement"). Since then, individual urban transport began to be called taxis, and cabbies - taxi drivers.
The first London taxi cars were green and red. The yellow color we consider traditional for these machines came from the light hand of John Hertz, founder of the Hertz Corporation.