Janet Lee

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

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Law requires partition makers to certify partition compliance, but NYC requires the car maker to test the partition!!

This is strange...

In June 2013, several medical professionals testified at a TLC hearing in favor of crash testing a taxicab vehicle with the partition installed. 

Dr. John Sherman, M.D., F.A.C.S. testified that the taxi partition has accounted for hundreds of injuries to passengers throughout the years.

Similarly, other physicians who have treated passengers in taxicab accidents noted that many of
the injuries they see are a result of the partition. 

Dr. Charles DiMaggio, PhD specifically
explained that safety testing with the partition installed would decrease the risk of passenger
head and face injuries because such testing would ensure that partitions are designed so that they
do not interfere with airbag deployment.

To minimize injury to taxi passengers and drivers resulting from partitions when a vehicle is
involved in an accident, the proposed rules require that the vehicles described below be crash tested... by auto manufacturers... with the TLC authorized partition installed.

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