Because many taxi drivers are assholes when asked to drive outside of Manhattan and are way too good at spotting undercover enforcement agents, the TLC hired college students to assist in their ongoing sting operations.
According to their findings, cabbies refused to take the decoy passengers, who were paid $10-an-hour, to the outer boroughs 27 percent of the time since September, resulting in $500 fines for 360 drivers.
A spokesman for the New York Taxi Alliance, says the results are inaccurate, because the students aren’t trained agents. Ha, as if it takes special training to hail a cab, asked to be taken to Brooklyn, and get refused, forcefully. (Photo: magnus*/flickr)