Business Uses Ambulance Perk For Fast Rides

According to reports, ads have started popping up online offering rides around Moscow in ambulances for $200 an hour. Police are keeping a close eye on emergency vehicles after recently stopping one that had the interior of a high-end limousine. The people inside were not medical personnel.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Our last word in business today is: ambulance taxis.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

We've all probably thought about it. Sitting in traffic, an ambulance zooms past and you think, I mean, if only I had one of those sirens.

MONTAGNE: Right. And in Moscow, someone saw a business opportunity. Canada's National Post reports that ads have started popping up online offering rides in ambulances for $200 an hour.

GREENE: Only in Russia. Well, police are keeping a close eye on emergency vehicles after recently stopping one that had the interior of a high-end limousine. And as you can guess, the people inside were not medical personnel.

That is the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne.

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