Most of us have probably had a night out on the town where we’ve had a bit too much to drink and wound up with our head in a toilet or bush. It happens to all of us.
Hopefully you haven’t done that in someone’s car though, especially a strangers.
The city of Calgary is trying to prevent that from happening by introducing a new fine for people who puke or otherwise ruin the inside of a taxi. And the fine for doing so is quite a bit of money.
The city has just introduced a new fine of $250 for people who can’t keep down what’s in their stomach during a cab ride.
Calgary city councillor George Chahal supported the new fine, “Let’s be good citizens and respect the industry’s vehicles because everybody is just looking to make a living and our drivers in the city of Calgary are doing a great job just trying to get people safely home.”
Previously the fine for this sort of act had been $100, so this is quite a significant increase.
Councillor Chahal said that the old fine didn’t cover how much it actually cost to get a car cleaned after someone had barfed in a taxi, hence the need for an increase.
He also said it costs drivers time to go get their car cleaned, when they could be on the road picking up more passengers.
So if you’re in a Calgary cab anytime soon you should make sure you can handle what’s in your stomach so you don’t get walloped with a massive bill for your ride.
Source: Toronto Star