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Officials to crack down on cheating taxicab drivers

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Updated: 6/07/2012 9:29 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- The presidential visit, the Electric Daisy Carnival, and the Pacquiao-Bradley matchup will all draw significant visitor volume to our valley this week. To make sure our visitors get off to the right start, the Nevada Taxicab Authority has set up checkpoints to catch cab drivers cheating customers.

Drivers sometimes take part in a practice called “longhauling,” which involves drivers taking their customers the long way to their destination, leading to a higher fare.

The message from authorities: longhauling will not be tolerated.

“[What] we’ve seen over the last six months is a phenomenon where drivers are admitting that they are longhauling,” said Charles Harvey, administrator for the NV Taxicab Authority. “So with the drivers admitting that they are engaging in this process, we feel an obligation to take more action to enforce it.”

The authority will be out in force manning these checkpoints on Friday. People can report longhauling to the authority directly by calling 702-668-4005.




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