The incoming class of Taxi and Limousine Commission agents was given a lesson in sensitivity to Jewish traditions on Monday by Councilman David Greenfield, stemming from a mishap in the summer when a volunteer’s car was impounded due to a misunderstanding.
During the training, cadets were educated on the community’s unique customs so they should not mistake a neighbor giving a ride — or the widespread volunteerism of taking patients or family members to hospitals — as operating an illegal car service.
Following that incident, Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Zvi Gluck conducted a sensitivity training course for current TLC agents. Greenfield’s program was geared for incoming cadets.
“We know our community is unique in the generosity we show to our neighbors,” Greenfield said in a statement, “but apparently current TLC enforcement agents do not.”