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NYC Taxis: No More Celebs

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NYC Taxis: No More Celebs

NYC Taxis: No More Celebs

NYC Taxis: No More Celebs

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For years, passengers riding in New York City taxis have been reminded to buckle up by everyone from Elmo to Eartha Kitt. But the city found the celebrity announcements actually made New Yorkers less likely to obey the safety suggestions. Kathleen Horan of member station WNYC reports on the end of New York's "celebrity cabs."