Thank you for your question
Although San Francisco's law is restrictive, it does not violate any unfair competition laws or any "restraint of trade" laws because there is a valid public purpose in mandating where taxi drivers rent their taxis. It is a safety factor and the manner in which San Francisco can regulate the condition of a vehicle which is to be used as a taxi. You have to keep in mind that not every taxi driver is as concerned as you are with maintaining their vehicles in top running order and with the safety of their passengers.
I believe that your addressing this issue at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency was an excellent idea, but since there has been a lot of enthusiasm, but little action to effect your ideas, I would suggest that you address the agency again, but this time, take with you a Petition signed by as many other taxi drivers who feel the same way as you do and encourage as many taxi drivers to as possible to attend the meeting with you. It is very true that there is strength in numbers.
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