Cabbies Ban Passengers From Using Mobile Phones
from the times-must-be-good dept
Apparently, times are good for Norwegian taxi cab drivers, such that they can turn down passengers who are using mobile phones in their cabs. The drivers have started posting signs saying that passengers may only use the mobile phone with permission from the driver. They claim they’re tired of listening to personal phone calls and would like their “workplace” treated with respect. So far, no one has protested, and it seems to be a conversation starter, where many agree with the cabbies that too many people use mobile phones in inappropriate ways. The drivers say they’re not completely banning use of the phones – but they want their passengers to ask first, and only use it for important purposes. I imagine such a rule wouldn’t go over quite as well in a New York City cab.