Taxi sign (licensed CC BT 2.0 by Ross Davidson on Flickr, image cropped).PNG “Are they also warning of sneaky motorists with dashcams too?” Cyclists react to taxi driver association’s “staggering self-justification and victim-blaming” over phone use
‘And I would have gotten away with my incessant phone use too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!’
Yesterday, we reported that a concerned taxi driver’s association rep had warned cabbies in the UK that they should avoid being “tempted to pick up your mobile phone” while driving – thanks to “sneaky” cyclists and their helmet cameras (you didn’t actually think he was concerned about road safety, did you?).
Unsurprisingly, the Licensed Taxi Driver’s Association executive’s call (in this case, not an actual phone call) to all “unknowingly guilty” mobile-using cabbies has been greeted with incredulity within the cycling community.
(The kind of incredulity typically reserved for a taxi driver caught using their phone, apparently…) — phil wright (he/him) (@ukwrightphil) February 13, 2023 (link is external) Here’s what road.cc’s readers had to say…
First up, eburtthebike described the LTDA’s warning as “staggering self-justification and victim-blaming”.
They continued: “Bloody cyclists, always breaking the law themselves but just because I made a perfectly innocent phone call which is illegal and threatens their lives the snotty b***ards reported me!“If the warning has the effect of preventing drivers making phone calls, then good. If it has the effect of making drivers even more hostile to cyclists, not so good. It sounds very much like the LTDA rep has been caught and fined […]
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