New York City Guide

New York cabs are iconic part of life in the US city.

The hassle of visiting one of Hg2’s top destinations just got easier after New York City officials warned taxi drivers that blowing their horns could lead to a fine.

The Taxi and Limousine Commission issued the new imperative to New York cabbies this week, warning them they face a $350 if they honk for anything other than an emergency.

New York City cabbies are being warned that horn honking could lead to a $350 fine. The warning message stated: “Drivers — remember that honking is against the law except when warning of imminent danger! Be a good neighbor and save yourself a $350 summons — honk ONLY in an emergency!”

Local residents and visitors to New York City can also look forward to a new taxi model – expected on the roads at the end of 2013 – that will have a “low annoyance horn”

Is this zero noise tolerance policy a good thing for city life, or are we stripping bare the very dynamism – the hustle and bustle and energy – of city life that draws us to cities , like NYC, the the first place?

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