Intro 195 proposes to create a
drivers' advisory board to advise the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission.
Transportation Alternatives urges the Council to specifically include traffic
safety advocates and passenger advocates as members of the advisory board. These
non-partisan members are essential to ensure that the advisory board and the TLC
address the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and the general public as well as
taxicab passengers. In addition to taxicab safety, the proposed advisory board
should examine work conditions, driver training, safety education, enforcement
and driver licensing. These matters directly effect driver performance and
street safety, and it is necessary that non-partisan traffic safety and
passenger advocates and experts are included on the advisory board.
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