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NYC Explores Ways to Curb Taxi Speeds

by Associated Press
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The TLC looks into anti-speeding devices for cabs

New York City is exploring ways to curb the speed of taxis.

The New York Times reports that the Taxi and Limousine Commission this week issued a request for information on "anti-speeding vehicle technologies."

The measures include devices that can intervene when drivers exceed posted speeds and "advisory systems" that can sound alarms when reckless driving is detected.

The TLC says anti-speeding devices could be tested on a pilot basis but would not necessarily result in any contracts.

Its request comes weeks after the city said it was seeking information on "black box" devices that could record cabbie's behavior. It's part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's "Vision Zero" plan aimed at eliminating traffic deaths.
 

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