Monday, November 1

Halloween weekend chaos

Tonight started out as a very busy night and continued that way well into the early hours. The difference being is that after 11pm you deal with a different class of human being. so tonight I witnessed the following:

  • Numerous fights all over the town usually by young sad pathetic knob rotting low life scum of the earth chavs who have half a pint of luke warm lager and think they can take on the world.
  • At least 4 cars driving with a combination of no lights, swearing all over the road, driving at 10mph in a 30 zone and one of them coming down a one way street the wrong way with no lights on at all.
  • A police car that pulled out in front of me giving no indication at all and then he proceeded to raise his hand whilst in his vehicle as to say STOP and this was after he pulled out on me and did a U turn.
  • Loads of drunk people that can't seem to grasp the context of road safety and just walk out in front of you regardless of what's coming towards them
  • I also saw the aftermath of 3 accidents, cars with windows smashed, no front wheel and no front end
  • Another Police vehicle that had driven down a pedestrianised area (Dalton Road) and failed to stop at the Jcn of Buccleuch street as I was driving past and if I hadn't had slammed the brakes on he would have gone straight into the side of me.

Thats quite a lot for one night but I get the impression that the Police should certainly abide by the rules of the road if the rest of us have to and there was no sirens or blue lights illuminated so it doesn't give them any more right than a normal driver.

I know the Police are overstretched as they couldn't be everywhere and with so much going on in the town I expect there would have been more incidents as the night progresses

Why cant people learn that its not big and its not clever to drink and drive or to start fighting and acting like idiots under the influence of drink. They should be able to go out and enjoy themselves, know their limit and go home safely.

No wonder a lot of people who are sensible don't like going into town at night and from a Taxi Drivers point of view we are the ones doing the job of the police by getting them off the streets and taking them home. That's if they remember where they live or have the means to pay the fare,.


King of New York Hacks said...

I was off this Halloween but would have had a similar evening had I worked.Sorry you had too. I went into the parade and was home before the news came on and reports of all the drunken commotion that followed. Hope all is well other wise, Cheers !

Anonymous said...

Real cab driver said...

Cops do what they want, when ever they want, and don't get in their way. I missed Halloween this year for the first time in many years, but it's always a real zoo in Madison, Wisconsin.

Here it's concentrated, in an area that's perhaps 8 blocks by 20 blocks, and that includes the residential areas where the students come from.

But all said and done, drunk kids are drunk kids everywhere. Lack of parenting I think.

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