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City looks to silence San Francisco tour bus operators

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San Francisco officials seek tour bus microphone ban. Image by Dave Glass / CC BY-SA 2.0

San Francisco city council is looking to ban tour bus operators from also delivering running commentary to passengers using microphones. While many companies offering hop-on, hop-off tours of the city already have a separate employee telling passengers what they’re looking at, some still use a driver holding a mike and this is what the Board of Supervisors is looking to stop. Drivers who provide commentary say that the practice is safe and no ban is needed. Read more: sfgate.com