Cleaning up vomit is serious business, especially if norovirus is involved because the viral particles can aerosolize.
The City of Woodstock, Ontario, Caanda, is looking into imposing a $120 charge on anyone who vomits or leaves other bodily fluids in taxis.
A taxi industry representative recently told council that vomit and other body fluids must be dealt with as a bio hazard and the affected cab must be taken off the road until it is professionally cleaned.
That costs about $120.
The city plans to consult with its solicitor, police and bylaw enforcement officials before coming up with a report on how to deal with the issue.