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What about the carriages?

AM-NEW YORK - March 2, 2007

Vehicles on city streets should be regulated and obey traffic rules. The new bill passed by the City Council that regulates pedicabs requires drivers to have a valid driver's license.

This requirement shows that one has passed the driving test and is familiar with the rules of the road. But horse-drawn carriage drivers are not required to have a driver's license.

I have seen them make U-turns on crowded streets, cut between cars using their horse as a battering ram and talk on cell phones and/or stand up while driving. Why is one industry favored over another?

--Elizabeth Forel, Manhattan

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