Generally I have found taxi drivers in Canberra to drive pretty well. No worse than many I have encountered. Better in fact. So this is not a blanket labelling.
Last Friday the 8th I was driving into Civic from Griffith when I had a taxi tailgate me along Canberra Avenue just between National Circuit and State Circle. The speed limit there was 60. So I was doing 60. The other lane was free. It could have passed me but instead the driver made like a hemaroid and stuck to my car’s ass. I slowed down because the light ahead was red. The driver of the cab overtook me and then pulled into the lane ahead of me. Then when the lights went green we both drove off, when I went to change lanes the taxi driver ahead of me quickly pulled into the lane I was moving into. So I indicated back for my origional lane, and the taxi ahead of me dodged right in front of me again. This idiot was deliberately playing chicken.
I eased off and stayed away from this idiot. I got a good look at their rego though, TX-256. I called the taxi company who seemed very evasive at how I could make a complaint. I finally just lodged a complaint at: http://www.tams.act.gov.au/move/public_transport/taxi_services_and_information/complaints
For that taxi driver, I car pool with 3 other students in a cheap ass car that I’m just hanging out for some one to write off so I can get the insurance money. Next time you try a stunt like that, expect my braking reaction to be a little delayed. In my panic I might just hit the accelerator instead of the brake. There will also be plenty of witnesses to verify that you drive like an idiot.