NYC to Ban All Cabbie Phone Calls

Even hands-free devices will be a no-go under new rules limiting electronics
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2009 10:29 AM CDT
The new rules are designed to keep this from happening.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission is cracking down on its drivers, proposing tough new rules today that ban the use of any electronic communication devices while on the job, hands-free included. "Every driver will be prohibited from even wearing a Bluetooth device on their ears and after three strikes will be out of our industry and off the road,” the commissioner tells the Post. About time, says one rider. "It pisses me off.”