300+ Taxis Off City Streets Due To Ordinance Violation
By Soyoung Kwak in News on Apr 10, 2010 4:15PM
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By the end of Friday, 339 cabs were deemed unsafe and taken out of commission. Cabs are supposed to be inspected by the city twice a year, but it is hard for the average inspector to know whether or not a car has been salvaged if the car in question does not show immediate physical or mechanical deficiencies. It is unclear who could have altered the titles of these taxi cabs but as a deterrent, the city proposes to administer heavier fines or to revoke medallions against those cab companies that knowingly purchase salvaged cars. It's commendable that the city is focusing on the safety of taxi drivers and their passengers, but very alarming that such a great number of taxis weren't even supposed to be on the road in the first place.