LAWRENCE (CBS) – The Lawrence City Council says it’s pretty obvious local cab drivers have never had “Miss Manners” as a fare.

The council has delayed renewing the licenses of seven cab companies until they come before the council to talk about etiquette.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

Lawrence City Council President Frank Morin told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that no cab company is being threatened with having their license revoked.

Councilors want the owners to discuss the behavior of their drivers.

The conversation is prompted by numerous complaints from Lawrence residents about bad manners, loud horn honking and cabs stopping in the middle of the street.

A driver told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic it’s blown out of proportion and they’re being targeted.

“Me myself, I know I’m polite. You do get those customers that think you got to do whatever they say,” he said.

Morin says they’ll inform cab owners that Lawrence Police will crack down more in the future.

Should the city council revoke a cab license, drivers say they’ll challenge it.

One driver, who has been a cab driver for 40 years, says they will get a Boston lawyer to fight for them.


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