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Taxi!!! Yell all you want, cops pull all cabs off the road in Manchester, NH

Police in Manchester, N.H. idled all 18 of the city's licensed cabs for either failing inspection, or failing to show up for inspection in the first place.
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(CBS/AP) MANCHESTER, N.H. - Taxi!!!!

There may be a lot of yelling for cabs, but probably not a lot of rides to be had in New Hampshire's largest city - Manchester - after police idled all 18 of the city's licensed cabs for either failing inspection, or failing to show up for inspection in the first place.

Police Lt. Maureen Tessier said Tuesday six of the 18 cabs had such severe mechanical defects, including conditions that could compromise their brakes, that inspectors pulled their registrations and they had to be towed.

Manchester's Queen City Taxi has surrendered its operating permits to the city clerk's office.

Lt. Tessier says officials appreciate the inconvenience to those among the city's 110,000 residents who rely on taxis, and will work with the operators to get the cabs back on the road.

Presumably with working brakes.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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