There needs to be a middle ground here. Current taxi companies are dinosaurs who use government regulation to prevent competition to their out of date business practices. Lyft thinks the rules don't apply and they can ignore valid safety concerns. The sensible option to is to change the laws regarding Taxi use to accommodate the advancements in technology while still meaning reasonable standards to protect drivers and passengers.
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A federal grand jury in Philadelphia returned a 63-count indictment charging the five men with racketeering and extortion.
It charged that the inspectors took $76,000 total in bribes - mostly in $20, $50 and $100 increments - to pass cabs without inspecting them and issue permits to hacks without testing them.
Five taxi inspectors charged with taking $76,000 in bribes - Philly.comMore than than half of New York City's 50 taxi inspectors were charged yesterday with taking bribes to overlook safety and emission violations in yellow cabs, city investigators said.
An 11-month inquiry by the city's Department of Investigation found that the inspectors had devised a variety of illegal methods to allow taxis to pass inspections that the vehicles otherwise would probably have failed, potentially jeopardizing the safety of millions of passengers.
Inspectors Held in Bribe Scheme To Hide Cab Defects in New York - NYTimes.comAn employee of the city's Ground Transportation Bureau and a member of the board of directors at United Cabs Inc. were arrested by New Orleans police Tuesday for their roles in a scheme in which the employee allegedly took bribes in exchange for a stack of stickers certifying that taxis had passed city inspections.
City employee, United Cab Co. official booked in alleged taxi caper: Update | NOLA.comAnd so on and so forth. I feel so much safer in a cab.A former Atlantic City inspector was indicted today for allegedly accepting cash bribes from a taxi operator and accepting money or sexual favors as bribes from operators of massage parlors and “stress therapy centers,” Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced.
Read more: Former Atlantic City Inspector Indicted For Allegedly Taking Bribes From Taxi Cab & Massage Parlor Operators