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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

July 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Most would-be cab drivers failed test

Getting a license to drive a cab in Seattle and King County apparently is no walk in the park, er, drive down the street.

According to news partner Public Data Ferret, nearly two-thirds of the people who took one of two written tests last year to become a licensed cab driver around here failed it. What’s more, some applicants who didn’t measure up the first go-around failed it on their second try…

Some of the things applicants are tested on are:

  • Geographic and other knowledge of the region.
  • How to set fares.
  • Driver conduct and regulation.
  • Driver-passenger relations.
  • Comprehension of directions, vehicle safety requirements and emergency procedures.

The information comes from the recently released 2011 Taxicab Annual Report from the county’s Division of Records and Licensing Services, according to Public Data Ferret.

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