TLC Rules for Taxicab Drivers

I was reading through the TLC Rules for Taxicab Drivers (pdf) to satisfy some curiosity after reading through several posts from the entertaining blog Cabs Are For Kissing, written by a cabbie about stories from the job. I found these amusing sections:

§ 2-42 Courteous.

(a) A driver shall be courteous to passengers.

It turns out that from § 2-86 a violation of this section is a $150 fine.

§ 2-44 Luggage and Property.

(b) A driver shall not transport for hire any property, except blood or vital human organs, unless such property is in the possession of a passenger.

I find it funny that this exception exists. Is it normal for hospitals to give these items to cabbies for transport alone?

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