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30 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Updated January 3rd, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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Have you ever been in a car accident, while on the job? If so, was the accident your fault?
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If you've never been in an accident before, then that's great! If you have, then be honest about it. The interviewer is going to check your driving record, regardless; so, lying about it might cost you the job. Whether it was your fault or not, talk to the interviewer about the accident, what caused it, and the measures you take to avoid another incident like that. To end your response on a positive note, tell the interviewer that the accident has made you a more careful, attentive, and responsible driver.
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1.
Have you ever been in a car accident, while on the job? If so, was the accident your fault?
If you've never been in an accident before, then that's great! If you have, then be honest about it. The interviewer is going to check your driving record, regardless; so, lying about it might cost you the job. Whether it was your fault or not, talk to the interviewer about the accident, what caused it, and the measures you take to avoid another incident like that. To end your response on a positive note, tell the interviewer that the accident has made you a more careful, attentive, and responsible driver.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I was in a fender-bender about four months ago that was deemed to be the other drivers' fault. I stopped at a red light, and he was on his phone, not paying attention, and rear-ended me. I had a passenger in the car at the time, and so I made sure to report everything as per my employers' requirements. The accident is on my employee record, but documented as not being my fault."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Thankfully, I have never been in an accident, on or off the job. I am a careful driver, always keeping my head on a swivel. I abide by distracted driving laws at all times and take the rules of the road seriously. After all, my passengers must feel safe in my car!"
2.
Is there ever an acceptable reason to not wear a seatbelt?
The interviewer is checking to see that you understand the importance of seatbelt safety for both yourself and your passengers. Discuss the importance of seatbelt safety, what it means to you, and how you ensure that your customers are wearing their seatbelts.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"Seatbelts reduce the risk of death by 45%. For this reason, it's imperative to me that my passengers and I are buckled up at all times. There is no reason not to wear a seatbelt."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Before putting the car into drive, I always ensure that my passengers have their seat belts buckled. It is my responsibility, as the driver, to ensure that everyone is safe before I proceed. As far as I have seen, and I've been driving for twelve years now, there is no reason not to wear a seatbelt."
3.
How important is the cleanliness of your vehicle?
A clean car offers proof that the driver is attentive to their vehicle and committed to their job. Simply put, an unclean vehicle is an indicator of neglect. As a driver, this concept makes perfect sense to you, and you should tell your interviewer so. The standards of cleanliness you use for your personal car are the same that you apply to the company vehicle. You could even mention that it makes you happy when passengers comment on how clean your cab is!

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I take pride in my cab being clean at all times. Just as a corporate professional works best with a clean office and tidy desk, I work best when my vehicle is tidy and smells nice."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Cleanliness is essential since I like to work in a comfortable space, and I want my passengers to feel welcome. I clean my car every day after work, ensuring it's ready for the next shift. Often, I have passengers compliment me on the clean state of my vehicle, and that makes me feel great."
4.
Have you ever had road rage? If so, what triggered it?
Road rage would raise a serious red flag for your interviewer. A cab company can't afford customers complaining about a driver who can't control his temper. Reassure the interviewer that this won't be a problem with you. Mention that you are quite capable of handling stressful situations and that your previous employer can attest to that.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"Road rage is not my style, at all. If another driver were to cut me off or be rude to me on the road, I would rather they pass me, so that I can get on with my day. Besides, acting out of rage from behind the wheel is very dangerous."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"When I was first learning to drive, I had one incident where another driver cut me off so badly that my brake assists kicked in. Full disclosure, I did honk and give him the finger. However, as time goes on, and the more driving I do, the better I can predict the actions of others on the road, and take their infractions less personally."
5.
What is the safest speed, on our main highways?
The interviewer would like to know that you always obey the posted speed limits and that you do not come up with an excuse to speed on the highway, even when it's clear. Be sure to express the fact that the speed limit should never be broken, no matter the circumstance. You might also want to point out that, despite the speed limit being a specific rate, it is not always to safe to drive that fast.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I believe that most highways in this region have a posted speed limit of 70mph. Although that's the posted speed, it doesn't mean that is always the safest speed to go. Road conditions, construction, and congestion are all factors to keep in mind when I am driving on the highway. With that said, under no circumstances is it right for me to drive over the posted limits."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Most of the highways in this area are 70mph. I do not speed, and I always obey traffic laws. It's important that I provide my passengers with a safe ride, every time. For example, many times in the winter months, I do not even reach top highway speed. I use my discretion based on road conditions."
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