NYC cracks down on illegal livery cab pickups

January 31, 2011 3:23:39 AM PST
New York City is working to stop illegal hails and nab unlicensed drivers.

The Taxi and Limousine Commission has found Meatpacking District club-goers seem to want a fancier ride home than what a cab can provide.

So unlicensed limo and town car drivers have been heading to the area at night.

The New York Post reports a recent TLC operation led to 11 summonses to unlicensed drivers and 69 for illegal street hails.