Janet Lee

Janet Lee
Photo:Janet Lee, injured by a taxi partition.

Friday, April 24, 2020

London Taxi Crash Test

Research shows how injurious or deadly a partition can be.

Cowboys fans in NYC

Cab drivers have been depicted deliberately injured people in the TV show The Nannie, the movie TommyBoy and the TV show Friends. This is not funny.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


Manufacturer Advantage

Inventory storage space efficiency enhanced. Partition slugs (before trimming for specific application) can be stacked very compactly.
One slug can be trimmed to fit any car.
Jig should produce three units per hour.

Purchaser Advantage

Less frequent repurchase need. Tranfers easily.

Installer Advantage

Installs with no potentially damaging cutting or drilling required. Installs quickly and easily. Enhances resale value of the cruiser.

User/Driveres' Advantage

Reflections of everything on the horizon are eliminated by angling the upper section.
Elimination of roll bar. Roll bars are for off road use and only with a helmet.
Partition moves with the front seat adjustment.
Effective bio hazard barrier.
One feature has been available to enhance intelligence gathering. While incarcerated, it has been
determined by the courts, since prisoners have no legal expectation of privacy, to secretly record the back seat conversations is legitimate.

User/Rear Seat Occupant Advantage

Elimination of expanded steel, which is known to exacerbate the extent of injury on impact.
Mandatory padding in the head impact area.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

London cab driver/assailant. There must be videos of police car rear seat occupants being assaulted this way. It's not hard to find cops who boast about it.


Police are hunting a London taxi driver who allegedly assaulted a passenger by “braking excessively” during an argument in his cab.
CCTV footage filmed inside the taxi shows the passenger, who was sitting on the back seat, being flung forwards into the vehicle’s partition as it slows down suddenly on London Bridge.
He appears to be knocked unconscious and is later seen being dragged out of the taxi by the driver, who dumps him on the pavement in nearby King William Street before immediately picking up another passenger.
The alleged assault occurred following a heated debate about the route the driver was taking.
“You’re f***ing me around here,” the passenger can be heard saying in the footage. The driver responds: “How am I f***ng you around, I’m doing it for a set price?”
The video first emerged on social media in the days after the incident, which took place at 1.15am on 17 May.
But Scotland Yard issued an appeal to find the driver on Wednesday after identifying and interviewing the passenger.
Officers also want to speak to the second passenger as a potential witness.
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The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “CCTV footage of the incident appears to show the driver braking excessively, causing injuries to the passenger.”
Constable Phil Hastings, who is investigating, added: “Although I have now made contact with the injured passenger, we still need to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.
“I would also urge the driver and the second passenger, who approached the taxi after the assault, to come forward and speak with us.”

Friday, April 12, 2019

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Victims and survivors refuse to see "the light". Russian roulette in State Police ranks.

Ed Mahoney, Ellen Englehardt, and Thomas Clardy were all killed by an illegal police cruiser interior partition When they were rear-ended at high-speed in their head struck the partition or the rollbar. They were all Massachusetts State Troopers. Ed Mahoney was killed instantly or perished in the fire. He failed to exit the vehicle.
Ellen Englehardt was severely brain damaged, survived eight years of recovery before she died.
Thomas Clardy was killed instantly on contact with the partition. Attempts to communicate with Trooper Clardys’ widows’ lawyer have been fruitless.
Jason Schechterle was rear ended at high speed while parked at a red light. His cruiser immediately caught fire. EMTs that were on the scene removed him from the vehicle while he was on fire. He is so horribly injured it boggles the mind - what he has gone through in recovery. Jason was a Phoenix, AZ police officer. Jayson and I have communicated by Email. I asked him if he thought fire suppression was a higher priority then addressing the equipment which caused the injury and loss of consciousness. He said yes.
Lowell Russell was rear-ended at high-speed also. Lowell spent months with his neck in traction. His head struck the partition. Lowell was a Tennessee State Trooper. Lowell and I have communicated by email. He ran for State Rep in Tennessee’s 21st district this November. He appears to feel powerless to address the issue.
J. Adams was rear ended while waiting to make a left turn on a 2 lane road in Eastham, Massachusetts. He was rendered unconscious by the partition. He is an Eastham, MA police officer.
He seems, after several conversations, to be unmoved by the issue. He has no lasting injury, so seems satisfied to put it all behind him.
Three dead, three survivors, and nobody cares about the USDOT’s letter of warning to partition manufacturers in 1984 stating they have an obligation to comply.
What is it going to take? I’m tempted to write some letters to officials while eating a beignet.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A simple request for info on the TLC status of crash testing NYC taxi partitions.- "Hey, Ms. Taxi Regulator, Joshi, 'Any thing to say, since the last time in Dec. 2016', about crash testing taxi partitions'?"

It seems extraordinary that I need to make a FOIA request. I
 wil submit such a request, with an additional request for the materials and recordings regarding the matters addressed by Dr. John Sherman concerning partition injuries.

With the doctors' testimony there is ample evidence of danger to ACTUAL LIVE PEOPLE. There is little need to cause further damage and injury to innocent crash test dummies.

New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC)
31-00 47th Ave, 3rd Floor
Long Island City, NY  11101
311 or 212 NEW.YORK (outside the five boroughs)


Meera Joshi

Re: Information Request

Dear Steve Crowell:

I am writing in response to your correspondence that is dated August 22, 2018, concerning obtaining information from our agency. Thank you for writing. 

In order to obtain information from our agency it must be approved by our Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) officer, through our Legal Department. You may submit your request by writing to: NYC TLC, Legal Department, 33 Beaver Street, 22nd Floor, New York, NY  10004. Attn: Records Access Officer, Fax number 212.676.1102. 

Please visit the following link, which provides further instruction on how to submit a foil request http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/passenger/records.shtml.

Again, thank you for writing.

Ayesha McFarlane
Division of Licensing and Standards
Correspondence Unit
718-391-5501 Tel
718-391-5699 Fax

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