Here is a story that could leave the blinged-out bar-hoppers in Toronto's Clubland clutching their wallets in terror: Toronto taxicabs are considering charging a "vomit fee."
The idea was one of several proposed changes raised in the city's Taxicab Industry Review, which will be considered by the city's licensing committee next week.
The change would allow taxi drivers to charge up to $25 whenever a passenger throws up or urinates in the cab, to cover the cost of cleanup.
The fee could be relevant to anyone who gets sick in the vehicle, the impetus is clearly to combat the prevalence of drunk fools who toss their cookies after a night out.
While it likely won’t convince anyone to moderate their level of inebriation before getting in a cab, it would appropriately punish them for the lack of consideration. At $25, the fee is about the same as the cover charges levied by most downtown Toronto nightclubs.
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