Today sees horror predictions for would be taxi users tomorrow night, New Years Eve. Melbourne City Taxi-Free Zone blares The Age. Bullshit, some CBD road restrictions apply, as they do in Sydney every year. Hobart Taxi Drivers to Boycott NYE warns the ABC. Well, maybe some will stop at 10pm after enduring a pretty rough Christmas Eve. Fair enough too.
With around one million revellers converging on Sydney Harbour it's a true endurance test. And if you haven't seen Sydney's spectacular fireworks before, then go. Otherwise wait for another night for a more relaxed time to check out the Harbour. The Bridge Diamond and feature lights will still be in operation, with plenty of cabs to get home.
If need be, bribe a relative, friend or neighbour to pick you up after midnight NYE. Real thrill seekers can use this guide for public transport. Or if taxis are your only option, here's some advice from NSW Taxi Association spokesman Michael Jools,
Have patience, be reasonable, have a sense of humour and be prepared to share.
Happy New Year to all, especially to this guy in Port Macquarie yesterday morning.
UPDATE : Sydney Morning Herald readers, passengers and drivers, go off.