D.C. cabs to install ‘panic buttons’ next year

The D.C. Cab Commission is slowly starting to give a damn about how terrible cabs are in this town. Uber has wrought an apocalypse down on the market. The latest step in the modernization of the District’s cabs is the Cab Commission’s commitment to install panic buttons in cabs by June, 2015.

The promise came after police reported the rape of a female passenger by a cabbie. It’s now become clear, however, that the alleged sexual assault did not involve a D.C. cab.

The only good news to come from that incident is that cabs will hopefully become that much safer by the start of next summer. The proposed panic buttons will help protect both cab drivers and their passengers from danger.

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