Cabbies want vomit cleanup fee

CHICAGO (AP) - September 25, 2009

At least that's the way Chicago cabbies want it. The taxi drivers are asking for a rate hike and some special fees.

You might call one a puke tax for taxis. The drivers want a $50 penalty for cleaning up a passenger's vomit.

One driver says it can take up to two hours to clean up the mess.

The cabbies are also asking the Chicago City Council for an overall rate increase of about 22 percent.

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