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New pedicab rules aimed to stop rip offs

(PX11) – New Pedi-cab rules took effect Friday.

The hope is to protect riders from being ripped off.

Now, fares must be displayed clearly, drivers must charge by the minute and carry a stopwatch calibrated by the Department of Consumer Affairs.

The city was forced to clamp down on drivers, after tourists complained of being hit by so-called “phantom prices.”

The acting president of the pedicab union says one driver charged a Japanese tourist $520 for a 20 minute ride.

Then, she returned home to find a total charge of $720 on her credit card statement.


1 Comment to “New pedicab rules aimed to stop rip offs”

    matthew said:
    July 16, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Excellent read, I simply passed this kind of onto the colleague who had previously been doing a minor research with that. And he actually bought me personally lunch since i found it regarding him look So i want to rephrase that.

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