The vast majority of taxi drivers are legitimate and honest, but there have been incidents of assault and theft by taxi drivers. After dark, women should try to avoid taking taxis alone, or should use a radio-dispatched cab. Jot down the license number, which is displayed on the rear window and doors. Few drivers speak or read English, so have your destinations written down in Chinese to be able to communicate where you want to go. Taxis seldom have working seatbelts in the backseat; be prepared to brace yourself. Traffic in the cities is congested with cars, motorcycles and scooters. Streets are narrow and accidents are common. Few drivers give pedestrians the right of way, so be alert when crossing streets and alleys.