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Drivers protest illegal taxis at Spring Valley Village Hall, police department

The livery drivers say they feel they are being unfairly targeted and ticketed by police when they're just trying to earn a wage.

News 12 Staff

Jun 24, 2021, 9:47 PM

Updated 1,094 days ago

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Drivers took to Spring Valley Village Hall and the police department Thursday to protest illegal taxis.
The livery drivers say they feel they are being unfairly targeted and ticketed by police when they're just trying to earn a wage.
The Rockland County Taxi Drivers Association says it met with Mayor Alan Simon, the clerk and police chief two months ago to complain about illegal taxis being allowed to operate in the village. The association claims the day after that meeting, taxi drivers received 81 tickets from Spring Valley police. The group claims it brought that issue back to the village and the behavior repeated - with more drivers ticketed.
The taxis have big green stickers on them, which are the permits provided by the village and makes it easy for law enforcement to spot any operating illegally.
The village tells News 12 what drivers are alleging isn't accurate. The village confirms it is cracking down on illegal taxis and that some of the drivers are operating illegally without the proper licensing and permits.


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