Cab Drivers who claim that taxis are inherently safer conveniently forget the Julie Day murder case. San Francisco's cab companies, especially the smaller ones, are basically unvetted. Your local, city approved cabbie could very well be a Chechen war criminal on the lam. If I am forced to take a cab I use Luxor or Veteran's, that's it. And no way in hell will I take a Town Taxi. I use my FastPass and Uber very frequently. The cab companies have no moral leg to stand on here. They'll say anything to justify their stakes, which are the product of previous side deals with local government. The new on-demand car services made a side deal with the riding public instead. Meanwhile Christine Hayashi seems to doggedly defend her past work for it's own sake, failing to understand that it's no longer relevant. It would would not be the first time that working on taxicab regulation turned an earnest professional myopic, bitter, and crazy. She should consider a move up before it's too late for her.