Taxis; Photo - hattori.orgThe Post looks at the latest in taxi complaints. An average of 1 out of every four cabdrivers received a complaint according to the Taxi and Limousine Commission (11,913 complaints, 40,000 drivers), which is a 17% increase over last year. Also verbal-abuse violations are up 14.2 percent (624 last year to 713 this year) and physical abuse violations also went up 2.3 percent (129 last year to 132 this year). TLC spokesman Allan Fromberg tells the Post, "Ridership and the number of drivers have both gone up appreciably. Proportionally, complaints have not gone up to that extent."

Verbal abuse we can understand, since, for some reason, cabdrivers don't like driving to Brooklyn OR puking drunkards in their backseat. But physical abuse...that must be another range of cab ridership we're unfamiliar wtih.

File a complaint online with the TLC.

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