NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Happening on Wednesday, there will be a big change for livery cab rides in an effort to stop fare beating.
The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers says it’s instructing drivers to ask for the fare up front before driving to the destination.READ MORE: Fireworks Honor Essential Workers As New York Lifts Most COVID Restrictions
The change comes after a driver was arrested yesterday on charges he stabbed a passenger.READ MORE: COVID Restrictions Lifted: Yankee Stadium Returning To Full Capacity
That driver denies that, claiming he confronted the passenger and another person who approached him after his passenger did not pay their fare and then robbed him.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
It’s estimated that between 20 and 30 percent of all livery rides go unpaid.