New law raises taxi driver fines

NEW YORK - Cabbies may think twice before refusing a ride.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law a measure that would impose heftier fines and tougher penalities on cabbies that refuse service or overcharge passengers.The new law raises the maximum fine for first, second and third offenses from $350 to $500, $500 to $1,000, and a license revocation, along with a maximum $1,000 fine, respectively.

The city's Taxi and Limousine Commission agency says servicerefusals are up more than 30 percent over the last year.

Mayor to crack down on cabbies who refuse outer-borough passengers

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A study says 88 percent of walking trips 1 Word on the Street: Walking with GPS
VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx 2 VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx
3 Bronx Sportscast, April 17
4 Bronx Sportscast, April 24
5 Word on the Street: Dating apps and self-esteem

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.