App would help women in NYC find women cab drivers

Sometimes a woman can be hard to find—if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City.

Less than 3 percent of the city's 115,000 licensed taxi, livery and limousine drivers are . And that can be bad news for women who are reluctant to get into a cab alone with a male driver because of safety concerns or religious and social mores.

The SheTaxi app, SheRides in New York City, would help women find a taxi with a female driver in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island. The app was scheduled to launch Monday, but its creator has delayed it until she gets more drivers.

Stella Mateo says about 100 women have signed up as drivers so far.

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