NYC Cabs Could Get Black Box Technology to Prevent Speeding

As part of his Vision Zero plan to decrease pedestrian fatalities in NYC, Mayor de Blasio wants to outfit cabs with “black-box style data recorders and devices that would sound warnings – or even pause the fare meter – for going too fast.”

According to Paul Steely White, who runs Transportation Alternatives, the plan could influence drivers all over the city, because the cab driver’s driving “dictates behavioral norms to other drivers.”

The Taxi and Limousine Commission says it is “still exploring the ideas,” but it seems that many cab drivers are upset with de Blasio singling them out as the only bad drivers in NYC, despite the fact that approximately 4% of the roughly 200,000 vehicles in accidents citywide last year were yellow cabs.

Read more about this on Gothamist.

 

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