Janet Lee

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

Friday, July 12, 2013


Finally, after decades of using taxi partitions in an experiment to try to save drivers' lives, we see the results are, at best, "zero benefit". This is from a nearly non-partisan source, The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA. http://www.ajpmonline.org/webfiles/images/journals/amepre/3793-stamped-061113.pdf

It is long past the proper time to remove taxi partitions from the cabs.

I build automobile partitions and I have never endorsed their use as 'robbery' or 'assault prevention' devices.

It is dangerous and irresponsible to expect an automobile partition to be something it never was before the taxi application.

Prior to using them in taxis... partitions were never expected to prevent an assault.

In limousines, they provide privacy, in a utility van, they retain cargo.
In a police car, they keep frisked, disarmed, seatbelted, handcuffed prisoners from getting in the front seat.

In a taxi, a partition never prevented a shooting of a cab driver. If one shooting occurs tthat is proof they don't work. The number of murders was unchanged with partition use.

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