Taxi riders urged to 'Look' before opening their doors

The Department of Transportation's (DOT) new "Look" campaign is expanding to the city's yellow cabs. The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is putting 26,000 decals

BROOKLYN - The Department of Transportation's (DOT) new "Look" campaign is expanding to the city's yellow cabs.

The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is putting 26,000 decals in 13,000 cabs citywide to remind passenger to look out before exiting the car. Officials say seven bicyclists have died in the past five years after slamming into opening vehicle doors.

New video on the "Look" campaign will also play on all taxi TVs, telling people to take out their boss, take out a date, but don't take out a cyclist.

"Look" posters and pavement markings have already gone up at dangerous intersections throughout the city in an effort to increase safety among pedestrians and drivers.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 1 Word on the Street: Amazon Go
The 25-year-old had just recently started work at 2 Police look to question ex-boyfriend in death of correction officer
TD Bank has agreed to close its doors 3 TD Bank agrees to close on MLK Day
4 Brooklyn Sportscast, Dec. 6
A Hockey Helping Kids game was held Tuesday 5 Charity hockey game held at Barclays Center

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.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE