Much like your tenth-grade friend who always offered to drive to 7 Eleven, according to figures from the Taxi and Limousine Commission, NYC cabbies really, really enjoy driving while high.
The New York Post reports that in 2013, 51 cab drivers lost their licenses after testing positive for marijuana and cocaine, more than doubling the 20 who were caught in 2012. And in 2014, 16 have already had their licenses revoked following their annual drug test.
It’s important to remember that the number of cab drivers who’ve been ridin’ dirty is still a small percentage of the city’s total (108,000), and it would be a bit of an overreaction to assume every taxi driver believes that they’re hurtling through time in a yellow spaceship. Plus, we love cabbies. They’re what keep you from having to pay Uber’s bullshit Friday night rate hikes/wait 45 minutes for a nonexistent G train! But come on: There should only be, at most, one drugged out person in a cab, and that person should be very, very far from the steering wheel.
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