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February 11, 2014- BPCA board member Fernando Mateo is in the news again. This time, he wants regular drivers to be fined if their cars blow snow onto taxi drivers. Yes, you read that correctly. Local CBS TV reports, “New York City taxi drivers have called on lawmakers to impose fines for drivers who don’t clear snow and ice from the top of their car. “Trucks, buses, vans, SUVs and cars are basically blowing frozen ice,” New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers spokesman Fernando Mateo said. “When you’re going 40, 50, 60 miles an hour on a highway and that ice hits your windshield, it could basically cause a fatality.”