Monday, August 04, 2008

Cabbies Should Whack Passengers Back

It has been reported that more cabbies are getting assaulted by passengers of late.

To keep this problem from worsening, I think cabbies should be allowed to arm themselves with certain weapons to deter their would-be attackers.

How about arming the cabby with an axe, chopper or parang to behead his attacker? That would be nice. But of course, that’s absolutely crazy and over the top.

But sometimes, all these attackers who think they can get away with punching up cabbies ought to be served some severely just desserts.

The cabby should at least be armed with a metal rod right beside him so that if any passenger tries to be funny with him, he can whip out the rod and crush the passenger’s skull and beat his head into a pulp. The cabby is in the clear because he’s merely doing it out of self-defence.

If cases of assault against cabbies keep rising, I guess fewer cabbies would want to drive during the graveyard shift since they can’t do it in safety.

Chances of cabbies picking up drunk, unruly passengers between 12 midnight and 6am are much higher than during daytime.


Blogger Happysurfer said...

Aiyoh! So chahm!! Over here in KL, cabbies are the aggressors/perpetrators - they rob and some rape!! Horrible, horrible people they are! Scared to wear mini-skirt also. :(

Monday, August 4, 2008 at 12:07:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To HS: In Malaysia, more people own cars. So not that many people need to take cabs heh? :)

Monday, August 4, 2008 at 12:12:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Happysurfer said...

You are right. I drive too so rarely take a cab. Buses? Goodness... haven't taken one in years! LOL!

Monday, August 4, 2008 at 2:15:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Lunch is Served! said...

I took a cab in Boston once, and the cabbie kept a baseball bat in the front seat. He said he did that because he was robbed when he first started driving in Boston. After getting the baseball bat and leaving it in his front seat, he has been driving safely for 4 years since. OMG!

Monday, August 4, 2008 at 2:16:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Parka said...

This is ridiculous. People who hit cabbies should be jailed, nothing less. Ridiculous crime requires ridiculous punishments.

Monday, August 4, 2008 at 7:12:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To HS: i knew you would be someone who hardly takes a cab in KL :)

To LIS: Yeah. Cabbies in Singapore should have baseball too to deter their would-be attackers :)

To Parka: That's why i think the judge did a great job; the right thing, by tripling the 1 month jail sentence on the bugger who puked in a cab and punched the cabby some more, after the bugger appealed against the 1 month jail sentence. If i were the judge, i would sentence him to 1 year jail instead of just 1 month :p

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 9:59:00 AM GMT+8  

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