#N12BK: Driver assistance centers

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New York lawmakers are pushing a bill for livery driver ‘assistance centers’ in the city.

The centers would provide a space for livery drivers who are seeking help for issues related to finances and mental health.

MORE: #N12: Ride-hailing reduction

The push for the centers comes after at least six livery driver suicide-related deaths recently.

The drivers allegedly took their own lives due to financial troubles.

Many TLC drivers have rallied against the increase of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.

The TLC drivers say the services take business away from them.

Lawmakers are also voting on a bill Wednesday which would curb the amount of ride-hailing vehicles allowed on city streets.

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