Hey Cabbie, Why Dontcha Shut It?

You know how this one goes, I assure you. Get in cab, tell the cabbie where you’re going, say a little prayer, and hope to God he’s not on his phone. Now Marc Fisher says that in Montgomery County, Barwood Cab is banning cellphone use by their cabbies during rides. Ayyyyy-men. I wish, wish, wish this was the case all over the area, but even though it’s illegal to talk on a handset, I see cabbies doing it constantly.

3 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 5:53 pm

    You’ll forgive me if I don’t hold my head under water waiting for enforcement….

  2. Stop_smell_the_Potomac (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 6:40 pm

    YES!!! If only they would enforce that in DC. Lord knows, the last time I took a cab from DC to S. Arlington, the cab driver was on his handset the whole way.

    To add insult to injury was when he asked ME (I don’t take cabs often from DC to Arl) how much I usually pay for that cab ride. I gave him $14 which then he said wasn’t enough – WTF? Why you ask, if you know how much it was, dodo bird? When I handed him my $20, he only gave me back $10. He kept the rest of the money, meaning he made (I later found out the ride costs $18.50) $6 tip. Way too much for a ride where he was so f’ing rude by talking on the cell. Lucky for him, it was late and being a lone female, I didn’t want to argue.

    AGAIN, why don’t we just get meters for DC cabs??? At least you know what the fare is when you stop. Thanks for the soapbox.

  3. Stacey (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 9:17 pm

    I’m all for a private cab company making and enforcing their own laws – I support this one for banning the use of phones. What I don’t support is the government regulating it – in DC or otherwise.

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