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Officials inspect taxis added for St. Patrick's Day

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Getting around during the St. Patrick's Day celebration will be a little easier this year now that the city of Savannah has given taxi cab companies permission to expand their fleets for the weekend.

On Thursday, inspections opened for the new taxis. They have to be permitted and affiliated with a cab company already licensed to operate. They also must post a magnetic sign on both sides of the vehicle with the company name and display their permit within the vehicle.

"There is a need for it. A lot of people will be drinking and don't need to drive. It is also decent money to make for a part time job," said Tom Hall, driver.

The city is allowing drivers to offer flat rates, which run either $5 or $10 per person. Drivers also have the option to run their meters.

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