‘Off-Duty’ Taxi Light Will No Longer Let You Down

A woman is hailing a yellow cab on Lower Manhatten on March 10, 2010 in New York, New York.
Photo: Jan Johannessen/Getty Images

That beacon of false hope in the distance — the somewhat complicated, two-part light system atop taxis — has been banned in favor of a single “on” or “off” signal that should be installed by early 2013. Drunk people of the night now have one less reason to get irrationally angry.

‘Off-Duty’ Taxi Light to Be Simplified