Latest News from News 3

Officials to crack down on cheating taxicab drivers

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
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.

Share

Slideshows

News 3 Poll

Twitter

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
You may also view our Sitemap.

FCC assistance for any person with disabilities can be provided by contacting us at publicfilehelp@mynews3.com

KSNV Profile & Public Inspection Files

2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Portions by Broadcast Interactive Media

FOLLOW US!


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.