NYC Proposes Rules To Put the Brakes On Sleepy Cabbies

NEW YORK (AP) -

Cabbies will have to pull over after driving 12 hours in any 24-hour period and a 72-hour limit in any seven-day period under rules proposed Tuesday by New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Announcing the proposed rules, Mayor Bill de Blasio said they will keep sleep-deprived taxi drivers off the streets. Drivers will have to take a break of at least eight hours before they can reset the 12-hour work clock and begin picking up fares again.

The taxi commission will hold a hearing on the proposals on June 23.