City cabbies to face increased fines

(AP) - New York City taxi drivers who refuse to takepassengers to their requested destination will soon be slapped withincreased fines.The City Council on Wednesday

NEW YORK - (AP) - New York City taxi drivers who refuse to takepassengers to their requested destination will soon be slapped withincreased fines.

The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill thatincreases those penalties.

It also raises fines for cab drivers who ask passengers wherethey are going before the get into the cab.

City law requires yellow taxi drivers to take passengersanywhere within the city's five boroughs.

Under the bill, drivers will be fined from $350 to $500 for afirst offense. If they get caught within the next two years, theyface a $1,000 fine, double the current fine.

A third offense calls for a $1,000, plus license revocation.

A spokeswoman for the drivers says she's disappointed in thevote. The mayor supports the bill.

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