New York Cabbie Fined for Cursing

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The days when New York cabbies could curse each other are over. They can still honk, but they cannot — as one taxi driver recently did — unleash a string of profanities on another driver for honking. The loud-mouthed driver was accused of assault — and suspended and fined $1,000 by the taxi commission.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

What the - cursing and honking are time-honored ways for New York cabbies to express themselves on the road. Well, they can still honk, but they cannot - as one taxi driver recently did - unleash a string of profanities on another driver for honking. The loud-mouthed driver was accused of assault and suspended and fined $1,000 by the Taxi Commission. The commission said the days when cabbies can curse each other are over.

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