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Fewer Cabbies Passing License Test, TLC Says

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Fewer cabbies are passing the city's hack license test.

According to the Taxi and Limousine Commission, this past year 53 percent of those who took the exam, passed.

That's a significant drop from 80 percent who passed in the 1990s.

Industry insiders say the drop is due to tougher questions about city intersections and driver etiquette, as well as requiring a moderate proficiency of English. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP