Making a complaint about a black hackney taxi driver in Sheffield News & Discussions Posted August 20, 2010 I can't see how being a 'professional driver' makes much difference to care and attention with regard to driving. Everyone who holds a license should be capable of, and behave in a manner of driving safely. You mentioned twice that the person behind you had to brake harshly. That says to me that the 'guy' behind you, was driving too close to you (ok, the first included a swerve, but not the second). And you said you also had to stop really quickly at the Children's. So were you driving too close too? If you had already experienced this guy's erratic driving, then why were you so close to him that you had to brake 'really quickly'? Sounds like bad driving to me, or at least poor judgment. The only time that I have to brake sharply is when I'm not fully paying attention, or when I'm driving too close to someone. Admittedly, both are bad, and not ideal driving by me. Already been suggested. So no need to respond. A professional should be a better driver then? Or do you mean a driver who drives for a professional should drive better? Non-professional and professional drivers should be equally able to drive safely. If professional drivers are supposed to be good drivers, does that mean that non-profs are less than good drivers? If so, then most drivers should be off the road. Yeah, but in some jobs, you aren't sat alone in your own car with complete strangers that are potentially nutcases. Granted, most people aren't nutcases, but unless you've sat in your own car with people who you don't know and who are acting strangely, you can misunderstand what the word 'vulnerability' is. There is a high chance, I think, that there is a chance that you are speculating, with absolutely no grounds whatsoever. Probability wise, he didn't have some idiot in the car (in that, I agree with you), however, if drivers could predict with certainty that a person is an 'idiot', then they wouldn't pick them up in the first place. His customers could have been idiots. Getting paid for a job isn't synonymous with getting abuse for doing a job. You sound like you work for BT, or you are one of these robots that manage or supervise for major companies. Totally oblivious to real life and experience. I totally agree Valley. Any death figures due to accidents is obviously too high, but those figures seem quite low to me, considering 274 billion miles are covered by cars each year. re:link, though 'taxi' is defined on page 17, I can't see any figures in the tables that relate to taxi casualties. You clearly have far to much time on your hands 'ASH' I dont work for 'BT' I believe in good customer service if you are a paying customer.....simple as!!!!!!!!