I read with amusement Joe Centers' column earlier this week. I, too, have experienced being in the passenger seat during a harrowing journey with a big city taxi driver at the wheel. In my case, the taxi driver was taking me to La Guardia Airport, and he was listening to the traffic report blasting on the radio as we approached the George Washington Bridge, which connects New Jersey and New York, changing lanes rapidly while he decided whether to go on the upper level or the lower level of the bridge based on which one had fewer accidents blocking traffic.
I, too, am not surprised by the statistic that the average household now has slightly more cars than drivers. When I first came to Norwalk, I was amazed by the fact that we have no mass public transportation system here no buses, no trains, no subways, though there's some taxi service and those county transit vehicles now. But it's still important to have a car preferably at least one car for each driver, if not more.