Wednesday, March 9, 2016

NYC TLC and For-Hire Medical Forms Important Changes

A couple of good changes were made to the NYC TLC Forms (new applicants & renewing).  On all the NYC Taxi cab driver and For- Hire Vehicle Forms the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) has added the following instructions to the forms:     
"Medically fit means that the applicant is of sound physical condition with good eyesight and no epilepsy, vertigo, heart trouble or any other infirmity of body or mind to the extent that it would render the applicant unfit for the safe operation of a licensed vehicle at all times of the day".
I think that it's a good start from the TLC but more needs to be done.  This is important because many taxi drivers are probably not being properly evaluated (if at all) by some of the physicians that sign these forms.  I only say that because:  (1) Many drivers tell us so and (2) Drivers come to our office from other facilities because TLC did not accept the previous physical they had at that facility for whatever reason(s).
So beware of prices that seem too good to be true (like the ones for fifteen and twenty dollar physicals as seen in some of the Uber Driver Forums), because at that price it probably is too good to be true.  It may come back to haunt you later.
At DOT Medical Examiner in College Point we perform complete and thorough TLC physicals at reasonable prices .  We believe that you deserve the best evaluation as a driver, and most importantly we believe it is vital that public safety comes first.
Link to NYC TLC forms:  ​New Application
                                     ​For Hire Applicant-Renewing
Also, best news of all, the new forms above are now good for 90 days and not 30!  Hooray!
Be safe and do it right the first time.  So Call us today 718-701-5949 or 718-939-9020 for your next TLC Physical! or got to our ​website.  Thank you.