Taxi TV

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"Anyone seen this yet?

They have a PSA that says, ""Watch out for Pedestrians and cyclists when exiting the cab."" I was pleased to see that, but of course they had to show a delivery man as opposed to a roadie. Still, it was a good message."

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Anthony Poole (not verified)
Yes, I've seen it

I've seen Taxi TV a couple of times:; the first time without sound and the second with. I saw the message about watching out for cyclists and pedestrians. I thought it a shame they had to show a cyclist trying to pass on the inside when there was plenty of room for him to pass on the outside thus avoiding that particular danger in this instance. However, on reflection, that is perhaps a more realistic portrayal of what food delivery cyclists frequently do.

I once came close to 'dooring' a delivery cyclist with a taxi door. This is an awful confession for me, a cyclist, to make. But my taxi pulled up, I paid the driver, looked behind me before opening the door, saw that it was clear and started to open the door, and just realised in time that there was a food delivery cyclist riding the wrong way down the street, on the inside on a dark night, wearing dark clothes and with no lights and travelling at some speed. I could only have missed him with less than inches to spare. Why these morons insist on riding in such wreckless fashion is beyond me.

The ironic thing is that I try and avoid taking taxis at all costs as most of the drivers drive wrecklessy and have no regard for the safety of other road users, but, on this occasion, I had just flown in from London late at night with a heavy bag and did not fancy an hour and a half plus on the Subway into Manhattan.

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frank (not verified)

"it is only through the kindness of strangers such as yourself that deliverymen/women can indulge in ""wreckless"" riding."

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Anthony Poole (not verified)
You're probably right

I had meant to type reckless and tried to edit it, but it wouldn't let me for some reason.

Oddly enough, I've never seen one of these delivery riders involved in an accident - lots of near misses, but no accident, despite the huge risks they take.

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<a href="">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
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"I had meant to type reckless and tried to edit it, but it wouldn't let me for some reason.

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