CHICAGO (CBS) — Riders who vomit in a taxi cab will now have to pay for the cleanup.
Starting on July 1, riders will be hit with a $50 fee that drivers will use to clean up the mess.READ MORE: Doggy Daycare Owner Appalled After State's Attorney Declines To Prosecute State Inspector Jose Guillen, Who Was Caught On Camera Groping Her
Cab drivers have for years complained about having to clean up after passengers, most of whom vomit after consuming too much alcohol.READ MORE: Anjanette Young Speaks With CBS 2 Mornings Gayle King On The Trauma She Still Experiences Years After Wrongful Raid By CPD
Before the change, cabbies could not ask for cleanup money, but were simply at the mercy of inebriated passengers to have the common sense, and courtesy, to offer to help with the cost.
Every rider, sober or otherwise, will also be paying an extra dollar per cab ride.MORE NEWS: Aldermen To Debate Mayor's Controversial Proposal To Sue Gang Members And Seek To Seize Their Assets
The flag pull increases from $2.25 to $3.25 and replaces the fuel surcharge, which was tied to fluctuating gasoline prices.