San Francisco taxi drivers told to stop urinating and defecating on streets outside airport

San Francisco taxi drivers told to stop urinating and defecating on streets outside airport

[Ed. – But San Francisco was encouraging public urination at one point. They should really make up their minds.]

San Francisco Airport has warned taxi drivers to stop urinating and defecating outside their cars.

Furious officials sent a letter to drivers last week saying they have had to increase security patrols to prevent the streets outside the airport becoming a ‘health hazard’.

It is believed taxi drivers are reluctant to go to the bathroom for fear of losing their place in the highly lucrative airport taxi queue.

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The letter from Seth Morgan, a senior transportation planner at SFO, said: ‘Airport staff have noticed an increased rate of urination and defecation in the rear of SFO Taxi Lot #3 and nearby stairwells.’

‘This creates a highly unsanitary condition and a health hazard for SFO custodians and other staff handling the materials stored in these areas.’

It added: ‘Regular patrols through this area are being added both during the day and overnight, including during open lot hours.’

The letter said restrooms are open 24/7 and drivers can leave their cars in designated parking lots while they go.

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