Although it may seem obvious, when exiting a taxi it is a good idea to make sure that you are taking all of your belongings with you. If you were carrying items in plastic bags in the taxiís trunk make sure none of them have spilled into the trunk. In fact it is a good idea to make sure all of your belongings are in proper suitcases and travel cases to prevent the accidental loss of your property while traveling in a cab.
If traveling in a foreign country it can be a good idea to get good advice beforehand about which are the best taxi companies to use and what types of local transportation you should avoid. In some countries it is more advisable to take public transportation rather then risk getting taken for a ride in an unscrupulous taxicab.