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?