|By Paul Nussbaum, The Philadelphia Inquirer|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
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PPA officials will ground any cabs that try to operate without proper insurance after the deadline, Weldon said. The PPA can disable a cab's meter remotely, and PPA enforcement officers will attach orange stickers to cabs that are not permitted to operate.
"We consider this a serious public safety concern," Weldon said. "Someone in the public can't tell by looking" if a cab is properly insured.
An attorney for taxi owners said he will seek an emergency hearing from a PPA hearing officer Friday, seeking more time for the cab owners to find replacement insurance.
"The weekend is probably the period of heaviest demand for taxi service," Henry said. "Our concern is that people would need taxi service but wouldn't be able to get service."
The judge also ordered existing insurance policies cancelled in 30 days.
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