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.