NYC Transit Seat Hogs Could Face Jail Time


mta-subwayRudeness could land New York City transit riders in jail.
A new campaign reminds subway and bus riders to give up reserved seats to the elderly or disabled. Those who refuse could be fined $25 to $50 — or even face up to 10 days in jail. Signs are going up this week in thousands of subway cars and buses. The law has long been on the books; transit officials are now trying to get people to obey it.

Evelyn Quinones of the Bronx, who uses a walker, says people used to have better manners.

Says the 77-year old: “The world has changed.”

Quinones thinks the new warnings might get the seat hogs’ attention.

{NewYorkNow/ Newscenter}


  1. it is truly sad that people would not have enough menchlachkeit to give up the seats on their own, they have to be fined for this! My mother a’h always taught me to act like a mentch and that is what I am teaching my children as well. Maybe slapping these seat hogs with a fine will teachthem to be a mentch. Hope this works….