WATCH: Ottawa Taxi Driver Completely Loses His Mind On An Uber Driver
The ongoing rivalry between taxi drivers and Uber drivers in Canada just heated up.
Ottawa Police are looking into the video that was recently posted online. They’re still trying to figure out who this video actually implicates.
A man is shown standing outside of a parked vehicle, hurling insults, threats and profanities at the driver of the vehicle, who is recording the encounter.
“If I see you again, you’re dead meat. I’m not joking with you, get out,” the man screams. A passenger in the backseat asks the man to cease his verbal barrage. The man responds by screaming “Shut the f***-up, no one’s talking to you.
Take a real taxi you f***ing cheapskate,” the supposed Ottawa taxi driver proclaims after opening the rear drivers-side door.
No victim has actually come forward to police, so charges may not be laid on anybody.
Ottawa has been host to some angry clashes between Uber and traditional taxi drivers, something that has yet to happen in Toronto.
With their fixed rates, taxi drivers feel the cannot compete with the cheaper fares Uber drivers offer. Taxi providers also claim that Uber is operating illegally by not having the proper insurance. This is currently a grey area in Canada.
Just last month in Montreal, Uber cars had eggs thrown at them by taxi drivers, now Uber drivers are being threatened.
Watch the encounter below.
This video contains extreme coarse language