Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hell's Kitchen

5 Comments:

Blogger NYC taxi photo said...

ouch, sucks, he probably hit the gas instead of the break. I've done that a few times, but recovered in time, always extremely frightening when that happens.

Did you talk to him or the police?

Wednesday, 01 October, 2008  
Blogger G.S. said...

Yes, according to an eyewitness what happened was: a prospective passenger on 9th Avenue raised her hand to hail the cab, the cab cut across a lane of traffic to try to get to her, an oncoming small truck in that lane collided with the cab, the cabbie lost control and went flying into the deli, sending the would-be fare sprawling for cover. No serious injuries.

Wednesday, 01 October, 2008  
Blogger Mame said...

Whoops! 10 points off that hack's license.

Wednesday, 01 October, 2008  
Blogger Gilighan Qabista said...

Out of principle, I never cut across lanes to get a passenger. I simply pick one side of the wide avenue and scan the curb meditatively. If more than one vacant cab is in front of me, then I'll turn down a street and come back up the next avenue. I do that as many times as it takes, and it gets the goods. NOTE TO RIDERS: do not get in a cab that dangerously cuts lanes to get you. That would be sending a message that it's not OK.

Tuesday, 14 October, 2008  
Blogger NYC taxi photo said...

hmmm, agreed. I often ride in the lane second from the shoulder, and make sure there is space around me and I'm more than half a block from empty cabs on that side.

I'll drive as slow as I have to, to pick up. If I see a truck barreling down the side lanes, I'll wait for him to pass, or just give up on the passenger.

Friday, 17 October, 2008  

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