Janet Lee

Janet Lee
Photo:Janet Lee, injured by a taxi partition.

Monday, January 13, 2014

How many people can fit into a yellow NYC taxicab?

 How many people can fit into a yellow taxicab?
From Driver Rule 54-15(g) (in PDF):
The maximum amount of passengers allowed in a yellow taxicab by law is four (4) in a four (4) passenger taxicab or five (5) passengers in a five (5) passenger taxicab, except that an additional passenger must be accepted if such passenger is under the age of seven (7) and is held on the lap of an adult passenger seated in the rear.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/faq/faq_pass.shtml#3


"is held on the lap of an adult passenger?"

Sitting on the lap of an adult passenger is a violation of state and federal laws.




Why doesn't the NYC TLC perform crash tests with this partition using dummies instead of humans, like they've been doing for 40 years?
If a news reporter was going to write about taxi passenger injuries in New York or Boston, or Philadelphia, you might as well also report on someone getting a cold sore or the fact that a man had his driveway paved.
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