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Right To Refuse / Perceived Danger

Reader comment on item: Don't Bring That Booze into My Taxi
in response to reader comment: Right to refuse service because of behavior or perceived danger is acceptable in law.

Submitted by Rachel Peck (United States), Oct 12, 2006 at 16:44

All those situations you list affect other people, anywhere from inconvenience to danger. This does not apply to someone carrying a bottle of alcohol. None of the drivers has said he was afraid the passenger would drink in the taxi and get unruly, or break the bottle over his head. Not one said he was afraid the passenger would force him to drink alcohol, or even offer it to him. There is no legitimate reason for refusing these passengers.

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