You won’t really find the post interesting in case you are not a driver or you are always seated in the back passengers’ seat.
As a driver, I have always been surprised by taxi drivers, and I must say, pretty angry too. I will tell you why in a few seconds. But first, let me put this clear : Not all taxi drivers are like that. I am writing this from my personal daily experience and I am sure that many among you might share the same point of view.
So here I go; SOME taxi drivers :
- rarely put their hazard lights to show their intention
- rarely show courtesy on roads
- are always the first ones to horn at you
- do not really care if you have priority
- forget that there are rules and regulations.
Just to give you an example : Have a look at this old post, proving how a taxi driver takes the road to be his private property :
And do you know where the worst taxi drivers operate?
In Flacq! wow, it is a complete mess there, horning, taxis everywhere, zigzagging, stopping anywhere to take a passenger…
The reason to explain their behavior might be an overconfidence of their driving skills. Their all day-night long exposure to the roads drives them to believe that they are the only users of the roads, the ones whom you can’t be compared too. But very often, they tend to forget that they are not the only one on the roads.
More examples to quote? Express yourselves!