NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New rules could have taxi drivers putting the brakes on dangerously long shifts.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the proposed rules Tuesday and said they will keep sleep-deprived taxi drivers off the streets.
Under the new proposal, cabbies would only be allowed to drive 12 hours in any 24-hour period. There will be a 72-hour limit in any seven-day period.
Drivers would also be required to take at least eight hours off between shifts.
De Blasio called the proposed rules “a practical and prudent approach.”
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission will hold a hearing on the proposal on June 23.
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