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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