Janet Lee

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

Sunday, March 23, 2014

ensures that all auto manufacturers, not partition makers, are held to the same high safety standards."

"To minimize injury to taxi passengers and drivers resulting from partitions when a vehicle is
involved in an accident, the rules require that the vehicles described below be crash tested by
auto manufacturers with the TLC authorized partition installed. A limited exception is made for
hybrid electric and accessible vehicles, allowing such vehicles to be hacked up as taxicabs until
one hybrid electric and one accessible vehicle, respectively, are crash tested with a TLC
authorized partition. Requiring crash testing with TLC authorized partitions ensures that all auto
manufacturers looking to participate in the New York City taxi market are held to the same high
safety standards."
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