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Code Enforcement officers spent the day making sure the taxi-cabs on Albany streets are safe, and the drivers aren't ripping you off. 

Code enforcement set up behind the Civic Center and required all cab operators to come by to be certified.

All cabs must be registered and have a permit to operate in the city and county.

Thursday, officers checked for valid insurance cards and proper working equipment such as lights, seat belts, air conditioning, and heaters. A new state law requires drivers to apply for a special license plate.

"There's a new state law on tags, there's a new tag required and we make sure that they have their insurance, and they have their driver's license, and everything they need to operate a taxi," said Code Enforcement Director Mike Tilson.

Code Enforcement officers also rode with drivers in their vehicles down a specially marked one-ninth of a mile stretch to make sure their meters are functioning properly and not over-charging passengers.

 

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