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.

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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.

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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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