Poll: Most New Yorkers Hate Backseat TVs in Taxis

Apr 28, 2010  •  Post A Comment

More than half of Manhattan residents can’t stand the backseat televisions in New York City’s taxicabs, the New York Post reports, citing a Marist poll. 

Forty-two percent of Manhattanites shut off the small TV screens, the highest percentage among the residents of the city’s various boroughs. Citywide, about 29% of passengers turn off the Taxi TV programming, which starts whenever a new rider steps into a cab. That’s despite the fact that a large portion of riders say they don’t like the backseat TV service: about 45% of those polled said they found the TVs annoying.


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