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‘Taxi Driver’ Named Top Pic at Film Festival
A Taxi Driver” from South Korea took the prize for best picture at the third Asian World Film Festival, while George Takei was given the organization’s Snow Leopard Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with the LGBT community.Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung of “First They Killed My Father” accepted the rising star award on behalf of the film’s lead actress Sreymoch Sareum of Cambodia.

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New law forces taxi drivers to buckle up----In NEW YORK

Taxi drivers, who spent thousands of hours behind the wheel of cars, are not required to buckle up — but they soon will be. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law early Tuesday morning that will require cabbies and other commercial drivers to wear seat belts while driving.
While private drivers and front seat passengers have been required by law to buckle up since the mid 1980s, taxi and bus drivers have always been exempt. But that doesn’t make sense when they are in the same kind of danger, said Republican state Sen. Marty Golden, who co-sponsored the bill.“It was an oversight back then and thank God we’re on top of it now,” he said.
Black car drivers, have been required to buckle up since 2011, said Golden.
But taxi advocates claim buckling up will slow drivers down.
“When yellow and green cab drivers get paid by cash, they have to move around to complete the transaction,” said New York Taxi Workers Alliance Executive Director Bhairavi Desai. “For the driver, that’s going to take additional time.”
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