Content Summary for The NYC Taxi Safety Infographic
The City’s famous yellow fleet is administered by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) and operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week
- When a taxi is available, the light on its roof should be illuminated. This light displays the cab’s individual medallion #.
- The medallion # is also located on the hood of the car, the partition between the driver and backseat, and on the receipt. Note the number in case of need.
- Always exit a taxi from the curbside door. When exiting a taxi, especially in crowded areas, watch for cyclists, pedestrians or other cars.
- Do not accept a ride from any unlicensed vehicle, especially at any of the three area airports.
- It is against the law for a taxi driver to refuse a person based on race, disability or even their destination in NYC. Taxi Drivers are required to drive to any destination in the five boroughs.
- Pedicabs are popular in areas like Midtown and Central Park. Drivers must post visible rates on their cabs and have city-approved timers, which start when the cab moves.
Ride Sharing Safety Tips
- You can share your location using GPS on a smartphone with a friend or relative during the ride, so they can monitor your progress.
- Each ride sharing company should have its own symbol displayed on its cars. However these can be mimicked so be careful.
- Passengers are advised to check the license plate number, model of the car, and photo of the driver.
For more information, visit nyc.gov.