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Taxi cab partitions are about to be a thing of the past

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178 Driver Driver
 Posted 11 months ago

Taxi partitions are about to go the way of the checkered cab in New York City.

The Taxi & Limousine Commission officials said Thursday that cabbies can do away with their partitions — so that they can better compete with Uber by seeming friendlier.

The move also will help the hacks make better tips, the officials said.

“When there’s no partition, a driver can have a conversation with the passenger,” said TLC board member Nora Marino.

Partitions were mandated for yellow cabs in 1994 as a safety precaution for drivers in the city’s sky-high crime era.

Cabbies who take down their partitions will now be required to install a security camera instead.


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    163 Driver
     11 months ago

    Good ol' NY Post.  None of these points make any sense.  Plus none of it is informative.

    "Without partition, you can talk to your passenger." What am I supposed to do with that info.

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      117 Rider
       11 months ago

      The rumor is that taxi drivers themselves are the “journalists” for NYPost

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    427 Driver Driver Rider
     11 months ago

    It's amazing how much stupidness can fit into a head especially when it comes from public servant employed by the City of NY. Oh honey  it safer for us if you switch to a janitorial position  where you do not cost human lives.  I'm installing a limo patition in my minivan so No partitions is not a thing of the past.

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     11 months ago

    This article is not remotely accurate. It's from 2016 and I still see plenty of partitions on taxicabs. In fact, on those new Nissan taxis, there is even a tighter, thicker, bulletproof partitions.

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     11 months ago

    REALLY?  More tips for not having a partition?

    "The move also will help the hacks make better tips, the officials said."