Local geography questions take back seat on New York City yellow cab exam

Associated Press

Questions about local geography are taking a back seat on the exam drivers must take to operate a New York City yellow cab.

The Taxi and Limousine Commission says GPS technology has a lot to do with the change.

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The agency says the new exam can now cover more safety issues.

According to The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1EuCT6P ) , spokesman Allan Fromberg calls it a "catching up to the times."

Only 10 geography questions remain. They have to do with navigating the city with a map.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com