Anonymous
Anonymous asked in TravelUnited StatesNew York City · 2 years ago

Are the iconic NY yellow cabs driven by non-English speakers who do not know directions?

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  • Flower
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    When I was in NY none of the cabbies spoke English. I gave the driver my destination and told him which way to go. He went around the long way to get more money so I had him stop the cab and I jumped out and never paid, I was so mad. When I finally got an American cabbie I was so relieved.

    • Mamie
      Lv 7
      2 years agoReport

      That's called theft of service and you could have been arrested.

  • Mamie
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Driving a cab in NYC has historically been one of the occupations that new immigrants gravitate to. Many cab drivers have accents, but they must speak English. Sometimes a new driver might not know where a specific location is. But that can be true for anybody (cab driver or not, immigrant or native) at any given time.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Yes, some are that bad.

  • 2 years ago

    Possibly not

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  • DON W
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    That hasn't been my experience. When I use a city cab, I've found them polite and they knew where they were going.

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