Taxi and limo drivers seeing red over new Nassau law

A new law in Nassau County has taxi and limo drivers seeing red.

The law requires drivers based outside of Nassau who do business in the county to pay a $300 annual fee. Roger Bogsted, Nassau Department of Consumer Affairs commissioner, says similar fees are applied in Westchester County and New York City. Bogsted says the law is an issue of public safety.

However, some taxi and limo drivers say the law could create a turf war and ultimately strand Nassau customers because drivers who do not have the proper certification will not enter the county.

The county plans on enforcing the law with summonses and vehicle seizures.

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