Are taxi's and taxi drivers given special consideration on the road? I've lost count of the number of times I've been cut off by a cab, or a cab doesn't signal, or a cab pulls some bonehead move to go pick up a fare on the opposite side of the road. This past weekend, I was driving home from downtown toronto, when a cab two cars in front of me did a U turn in heavy traffic to go pick up a couple of people waiting on the opposite street corner. A few of the cars had to slam on their brakes to avoid the idiot. And who hasn't been subjected to being halted in the middle of traffic as a cab stops to pick up or drop off a fare in the middle of the road. This kind of behaviour is illegal for you & me - if I drove this way, I'd have had my license revoked years ago! The sad part is how often this seems to happen, and the fact that I never seem to see any of them being stopped or ticketed by the police! It's just as bad when I take a cab... sometimes I'm afraid for my life with the way the guy is driving. They'll be on the phone & weaving in and out of traffic while everyone around them is trying to avoid the terror on the road. So what's the deal? Are cabs above the law? Moe.