96601-Empire 35. Remember this tag and do not take a ride from this DC taxi driver. The man is a menace.
I stepped into his car yesterday morning on my way to work. Shortly after he picked me up, he answered a call on his handheld phone and continued to drive, which is unsafe anywhere and illegal in the District. He stopped at a light and I interrupted him to ask him to continue his call after I had completed my journey.
“Can you believe this” he said to his caller ” I have another one. Another one telling me what to do” I reminded him that its against the law to speak on a handheld phone while driving ” I’m an expert driver” he said with a glare “and the law is no good to me” . He turned back and resumed his conversation. By then we were moving again. “Please stop and let me out ” I said. He did, with a very bad grace, and drove off, by now yelling down the phone.
I reported him to the Taxi Complaints Commission which you can do by email. He’e not the only one, but I promise you he’s best avoided. 96601- Empire 35.