Livery cab drivers to get bulletproof vests in pilot program

Some livery cab drivers in New York have been chosen to wear bulletproof vests as part of a new pilot program to keep them safer

THE BRONX - Some livery cab drivers in New York have been chosen to wear bulletproof vests as part of a new pilot program to keep them safer while on duty.

According to the New York Federation of Taxi Drivers, the vests will provide another layer of protection for drivers in high-crime areas. Drivers say the vests will make them more comfortable, especially while working overnight.

The organization says livery cab drivers are the target of more than 300 robberies and assaults each month.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The two men were found at the intersection 1 Police: 1 killed, 1 hurt in Canarsie shooting
Police say three men lead officers on a 2 Chopper 12 over police search in Brooklyn
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 3 Word of the Street: Best Job Aspects
The website Glassdoor released its latest list of 4 Word on the Street: Best place to work
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 5 Word on the Street: Amazon Go

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.