Cab drivers don’t have an easy life.
For one things, we’ve always been told “never get into a car with a stranger”, and yet when it comes to riding in a cab — that’s exactly what we’re doing. Odd that this is typically the very first thing that we end up doing when we visit a new city. Who are these people? Where are they taking us? Are they ripping us off in doing so?
But don’t let a few bad apple cab drivers ruin the experience for everyone. 99% of all cab drivers out there are just good ol’ working folk, trying to make a living.
But according to a new rule in Chicago, cab drivers will now charge passengers $50 if the passenger barfs in their cab.
Yes, it’s a $50 vomit cleanup fee.
Apparently, this is part of a list of strange new laws that went into effect this week.
What are some of the other, more interesting laws that also made the cut? There are plenty more listed at the above link, but here are some that Web Watch liked:
- Digital billboards need to stay on message for at least 8 seconds in Virginia
- In Kentucky, no more releasing feral hogs into the wild.
- Idaho has entered the 1980’s, and can issue arrest warrants by fax.
- And in Vermont, children under 18 years old can no longer use a tanning bed.