Quiz: Quiz: Is the meter running?
Quiz: Is the meter running?
By: Staff
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About This Quiz

If you don’t give a thought to that clicking box in that rides up front with the driver, or if you watch the meter obsessively, take our quiz to find out just how your taxi fares get calculated.

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Alrighty then! It’s time to hit the road. True or False: Most cabs will charge you just for stepping inside.
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True or False: Most taxi meters only charge you for the distance you travel.
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How do taxi meters measure the distance the cab travels?
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How does the meter get information from the distance sensor and the time sensor?
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True or False: The meter’s sensors send pulses to the meter at the same rate that the fare is calculated.
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Why do the sensors send pulses at intervals that are smaller than the intervals at which fares are charged?
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How much does it cost to go four blocks in a New York City cab?
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How much does a minute of being stuck in traffic cost in a New York City Cab?
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True or False: There is no extra charge for multiple passengers in a New York cab.
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True or False: Most cabs charge extra if they have to leave their home cities.
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What’s the sales tax added to any cab ride in New York City?
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What’s a low-tech scam that some cab drivers may try on people unfamiliar with the city they’re in?
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What’s the best defense against the “taking the long way” scam?
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In 2010, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission found a few drivers were overcharging their fares. How were they doing it?
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If you feel a cab driver has taken advantage of you, what can you do?
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