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On Monday, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission unanimously voted to approve new regulations that limit rideshare and taxi drivers in NYC to driving no more than 12 hours per day, and up to 72 hours per week. Those who violate the regulations could face fines and even suspension. The vote comes after findings that drivers are experiencing fatigue, which could endanger the lives of both passengers and pedestrians.
The new rules aim to make the roads safer for all, but have been met with some resistance from rideshare drivers, who are often forced to work extremely long days because of fare cuts. They claim that without the ability to work longer hours, they will not be able to make ends meet for their families.
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Do you think the limit on working hours helps or harms rideshare and taxi drivers in NYC?
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