Geography questions take back seat on NYC yellow cab exam

AP News
Posted: Mar 09, 2015 10:28 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Questions about local geography are taking a back seat on the exam drivers must take to operate a New York City yellow cab.

The Taxi and Limousine Commission says GPS technology has a lot to do with the change.

The agency says the new exam can now cover more safety issues.

According to The New York Times ( ) , spokesman Allan Fromberg calls it a "catching up to the times."

Only 10 geography questions remain. They have to do with navigating the city with a map.


Information from: The New York Times,