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Taxi Cab Question.

Essex, UK
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Taxi Cab Question.

I'm not sure if this has been asked before, I have a quick question with regards to taxi drivers use of mobile (cell) phones?

is it illegal now to use mobile phones while they are driving, last time I was in Vegas I had so many cab drivers just chatting away on their phones I felt quite uneasy as it's illegal in my country. I also have a friend in Chicago who says that you can refuse to pay and report them if they're using a mobile phone while they have a fare, but that was in Illinois?

can anyone advise me.

thanks all for your help.

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1. Re: Taxi Cab Question.

Unfortunately it's perfectly legal to use a hand held cell phone in Nevada.

I've no idea if any specific regulations apply to cab drivers. Here's the link to the Cab Authority website. If it doesn't say so any place on the site, you could try contacting them.


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2. Re: Taxi Cab Question.

While alil rude ,in chicago illinois never heard of that before just pay the person or end up in jail!!Rent a car by the time you pay for cabs you could get a car.

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Weezy girl it may be illegal over here but how many do you see using them when they drive. Com on.

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I don't think it is illegal but it is a violation of their work rules. I haven't heard of a cabbie using a cell phone entitling you to refuse to pay a fare in any jurisdiction. If it disturbs you that much, the information to file a complaint with the Taxi Authority is readily available.

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5. Re: Taxi Cab Question.

Related Taxi question:

Can the passengers have open adult beverages in the cab ?

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