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When the numbers on top of the cab are illuminated - cab is empty.

When the numbers on top of the cab are turned off - cab is occupied.


Hailing a cab: Stand at the curb and hold arm straight up and straight out.

Speak-up and speak clearly to the driver: It is difficult to hear you through the plexi-glass partition and above the traffic noise.

Fasten your seatbelts.

No smoking. It's the Law and you can be ticketed if stopped by the police.

The meter should click-over approximately every 4 or 5 blocks - faster than that is illegal.

Be sure to take your receipt. The medallion number of the taxi in which you were a passenger is on the receipt as well as a phone number to call if you need to report anything to the Taxi and Limosine Commission or if you lost any personal belonings in the cab.

Be sure to exit the cab at curbside so you don't risk injury from oncoming traffic.

Tipping the driver is not required but it is customary to do so if the driver did his job to your satisfaction.

The Taxi & Limousine Commission has a website that may answer additional questions.

Here are some Tourist tips to help you comunicate better with your cab driver.

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Check out these helpfull books.
"The kalidescopic travel guide, don't come to NYC without it."
- MLK, Nycabbie

Eyewitness Travel Guide: New York
"NYC Island Hopping made easy."
- MLK, Nycabbie

Manhattan User's Guide :
The Guide to New York for New Yorkers
The essential guide for eating out in New York.

Zagat Survey New York City Restaurants
Zagat also has restaurant surveys for Los Angeles , San Francisco , Chicago , New Orleans , London , and Paris

AAA Travel Video Series - New York

New York: First City of the World, Video
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