Cab drivers call for change to taxi 'trouble light' emergency system

Cab drivers say the system is flawed because

Cab drivers say the system is flawed because police are unable to notice the emergency light. (August 15, 2014 7:58 PM)

New York City cab drivers are calling for changes to a system that they say is supposed to keep them safe, but is flawed.

The "trouble light" is an amber light that flashes on the top of the cab after it's activated by a switch to alert police that a driver is in danger. Jose Hernandez, of Prestige Car Service, says the light is not effective because police are not noticing it.

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