Bad-mannered transit riders face jail

June 18, 2009 3:00:33 PM PDT
Rudeness could land New York City transit riders in jail. A new campaign reminds subway and bus riders to give up reserved seats to the elderly or disabled.

Those who refuse could be fined $25 to $50 - or even face up to 10 days in jail.

Signs are going up this week in thousands of subway cars and buses. The law has long been on the books; transit officials are now trying to get people to obey it.

Evelyn Quinones of the Bronx, who uses a walker, says people used to have better manners.

Says the 77-year old: "The world has changed."

Quinones thinks the new warnings might get the seat hogs' attention.


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