NYC could block chatty cabbies' phones

April 14, 2009 4:38:52 PM PDT
New York City may try to rein in chatty cabbies with cell-phone blockers.Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Matthew Daus says passengers would still be able to use their phones. But front seat phone use would be blocked to promote safer driving.

Daus said Monday that's one of the possibilities the TLC wants to investigate as it develops a "Taxicab Passenger Enhancement Program."

Cab driver Tahir Mahmood says he'd prefer a cell-phone blocker in the back seat. He says he's often distracted by passengers who are "yelling."


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