St. Louis Taxicab Commission Bans Pornography in Cabs

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The St. Louis Taxicab Commission is banning pornographic movies in cabs after the complaints of a woman earlier this month.

“It was all women in different situations touching themselves and, you know, nudity,” the woman, who asked to be identified as “Renee,” says. “There might have been a g-string but other than that, no clothes.”

Lou Hamilton, the chairman of the Taxi Cab Commission, says the commission has issued a “directors rule” banning videos in cabs while customers are present.

“Even without a passenger present in the car, they may not operate a video player or any kind of device that is playing pornographic or other objectionable material,” he explained.

When given the cab number, Harris Cab says it investigated and found the video Renee saw was a music video, not pornography.

Hamilton told KMOX News earlier this month that there was no mention of pornographic movies in the taxi cab code but he thought there may have been a violation of the general rules for good behavior and conduct.

Cabbies who break the new rule face a $100 fine and the possiblity of losing their license.

“I just can’t imagine how I would explain that to a child in the vehicle,” Renee said of the film.

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