I was driving home after dropping S off at work and around the bend, this cabby signaled right and dashed out immediately. I stepped hard on the brake and luckily managed to stop in time. However, I heard some metal collision noise. Then he turned right before the traffic light and pulled over into the receded bay in the opposite direction. So I followed suit as I thought he wanted to inspect the potential damage on both cars. I got out of my car wanting to check on the damage but when I realized that he was about to drive off; I walked straight to him. Then I sensed that he merely intended to make an illegal U-turn, with no intention of stopping to check on the cars! So I gestured for him to get out of the car, which he did so reluctantly. And then his attitude was that of nonchalance and said he knew he didn’t hit my car. I told him that he shouldn’t have dashed out without looking and expect me to slow down or stop in an emergency. He then uttered something like he was just making a living and got back into his car and drove off.
I shared the incident with my family and I decided to inform the taxi company about the incident. To help with their investigation, I shared with them the video recording. To my surprise, they got back to me within a couple of days and informed me that they’ve counseled him, given him a stern warning, put him on a 3-month performance assessment period and included this incident in his P-file. I’m happy with their prompt action and I just hope that this cabby will not drive recklessly from now on. All road users ought to drive responsibly and not endanger other’s life.