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Suicides Get Taxi Drivers Talking: ‘I’m Going to Be One of Them’

Suicides in New York triggers council to approve cap on Uber and other rideshare vehicles

As stated in The New York Times – By Emma G. Fitzsimmons  on Oct. 2, 2018:

taxi suicides in Australia on the rise

taxi suicides in Australia on the rise

Both men were longtime taxi drivers from Romania. Both were worried about paying their bills as Uber decimated their industry. They were best friends. And both had struggled with depression.

Nicanor Ochisor’s wife dragged him to a doctor in March to get help. Two days later, he hanged himself in his garage.

“I didn’t know he was so depressed,” his friend, Nicolae Hent, said.

Mr. Hent had taken antidepressants. He wished he could have told Mr. Ochisor that it would get better.

“I didn’t know. I still feel bad even now — why I didn’t know that,” Mr. Hent said recently as he drove his taxi through Queens.

Mr. Ochisor was one of six professional drivers to commit suicide in New York in the last year — a crisis that has prompted a flurry of legislation to address the despair plaguing the industry. Most were men in their 50s and 60s anguished about their finances and feeling hopeless about being able to retire

Rideshare regulation approved in N.Y. for 1 year

In August, the City Council approved a cap on Uber and other ride-hail vehicles — the first major American city to rein in the booming apps.

The need for Regulation in Australia

Australian politicians need to act now before the crises worsens. Commerical rideshare must be regulated.


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