In a discourse concerning Geraldine Herbert’s article in the Sunday Independent, calling for the banning of the use of Bus Lanes by taxis, the lady once again demonstrated a strange attitude to the presentation of facts as opposed to pushing self-justified opinions!
Having firstly to beat an abject retreat, when challenged by the show’s host, Sean O’Rourke, as to if she was in short, actually accusing taxi drivers of crashing into cyclists, with her veiled claim that the greatest threat to cyclists are taxis!
Followed by the disdainful dismissal of a question put to her by Vinnie Kerns, Chief Executive of NXT Taxis. Who in essence asked her, what did she propose a taxi driver should do with a wheelchair user, who wishes to go to the Museum if such a taxi driver is not to be allowed to use the Bus Lanes in the College Green area. Did she think taxi drivers should put wheelchair users out of their taxi at this point, and tell wheelchair users to make their own way to their desired destinations?
Did Geraldine Herbert, have an intelligent, informed answer for Vinnie Kerns question? Not a bit of it, with dripping, disdain in the tone of her voice for the audacity of the question, one could visualise the metaphorical brushing of the matter aside with the back of her hand, as she told Vinnie Kerns, there were other ways of dealing with that! Did she actually make a suggestion as what those different ways might be? Such as exempting wheelchair taxis from any such ban on taxis using Bus Lanes? Again not a bit of it! But then, still, what can one expect when someone is merely peddling some other people’s ideas!