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After recent attacks, safety tips on hailing a taxi

Look for taxi medallion, driver ID, be wary of unmarked cars, police say

It’s happened to lots of us. Rush hour arrives, and the flight departs soon, and there’s no cab to be found. Or the bars have just closed, and a half-dozen taxis, their seats already occupied, zip past.

Then, a shiny black sedan pulls up, offering a ride. Or a not-so-shiny car with a magnetic logo stops.

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