New York Cab Driver Receives Award For Longest Ride In Citys History
( Sky News ) - A New York cabbie has been hailed for taking an elderly couple on the longest taxi ride in the city's history.
Last year, Douglas Guldeniz drove the pair from Queens, New York, to their retirement home in Arizona. A total of 2,500 miles.
The meter ticked up a whopping bill of ?1,500. It isn't known if he got a tip!
"If my passengers, they want to dance, then I want to dance for them," Guldeniz said.
The mammoth road-trip has earned Guldeniz the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission's 'Going the Extra Mile' award. He was one of 60 New Yorkers being lauded for outstanding service.
Other award winners include driver Adil Aboussalham who thwarted the getaway of a rapist after hearing cries of help from the victim.
Charles Kabbani won the accolade of 2007 Driver of the Year for saving a woman's life after she apparently suffered a seizure. Kabbani used a plastic ruler to stop the woman swallowing her tongue.
And if you ever get a New York cab driven by someone named Muhammad, then consider yourself lucky. Of the 60 drivers honoured, nine shared the name.