One in three taxi drivers suffer threats: report

One out of three taxi drivers in Sweden have been subjected to threats or verbal abuse and close to one in six have been physically abused, according to report by the Transport Workers Union, Swedish Television reports.

The transport union claims that the work environment for taxi drivers has deteriorated in recent years. Apart from longer shifts and shorter breaks many drivers feel unsafe and the survey shows that a tenth of the drivers asked has considered changing careers. Roughly 1,000 drivers took part in the union-led survey.