Post Classifieds

D.C. Taxicabs Safe or Not

By Jarondakie Patrick
On April 27, 2012

Reports surfaced last month that Washington, D.C. cab drivers were assaulting passengers. Though there was no evidence confirming the assaults seven drivers were arrested. ABC 7 broke the story. As a solution the District of Columbia government plans to place panic buttons in cabs for passengers. 

At a recent hearing for a new D.C. taxicab commissioner, drivers cared more about D.C. cabs looking alike, Virginia cabs staying out of their territory, and picking a new commissioner that would serve the masses. 

The hearing was actually the first time some drivers had heard of the manhandling of passengers. One driver says he has a panic button for himself. He like other taxi drivers at the hearing said they have been assaulted by passengers before. 

Contrast to the story about assault there is definitely something going on between cab drivers and limo drivers in the District. Take a listen below. 

 


Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly

From Around the Web

Recent Howard University News Service News Articles

Discuss This Article

MOST POPULAR HOWARD UNIVERSITY NEWS SERVICE NEWS

GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER

Log In

or Create an account

Employers & Housing Providers

Employers can list job opportunities for students

Post a Job

Housing Providers can list available housing

Post Housing

Log In

Forgot your password?

Your new password has been sent to your email!

Logout Successful!

You just missed it! This listing has been filled.

Post your own housing listing on Uloop and have students reach out to you!

Upload An Image

Please select an image to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format
OR
Provide URL where image can be downloaded
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format