Aggressive, Scary Driver!
This is a review based only on my observation of and interaction with the taxi on the road.
Date of Occurrence: 01/27/09
Time: 5:00 PM
I was stopped at the red light at the intersection of Mowry (north bound) and Paseo Padre. I needed to turn right, but there were two cars in front of me, and I was uncomfortable with trying to squeeze past them to turn right. I was slightly towards the center of the lane when a taxi came up behind me and started honking aggressively. I moved over so it could get past me, and as the taxi drove by, the driver SLOWED and STARED ME DOWN!
I got behind him to also turn right, and then witness his next act of aggression. A white Honda signaled, then merged in front of him (at a safe distance). The Honda needed to turn left into the Raley's shopping center. As soon as the Honda got in front of the taxi, the taxi started honking. The Honda quickly got into the left turn lane, and the taxi slowed and stared them down as he passed them.
I was annoyed at this behavior and concerned that there may be a hit and run or some sort of accident, so I took my camera phone out and took a picture of the back of his vehicle (to document the license plate).
We were coincidentally headed to the same destination (the Kaiser on Paseo). As we turned into the driveway, with me behind the taxi, he abruptly stopped and parked his vehicle, making it so that I could BARELY get out of the street. He then gets out of the taxi and begins to approach my car. I lock the door. He then shouts, "You took my picture, right?!" He walks closer, stopping at about a foot away from my car. "I'm going to take YOUR picture!!" He then takes out his cell phone and takes a picture of me.
I was startled, and frankly disturbed, by his actions. I've reported it to the Fremont Police Department and am awaiting their response.
If I were looking for a taxi, I would NOT go through them!