The player keeps answering questions trying not to get any wrong. If they get three incorrect answers, then the cab pulls over and they are dropped off wherever they are. They lose any money they would have won. The first four questions are worth $25 each, the next four questions are worth $50, and any question thereafter are worth $100. If a contestant has won more than $200 and the cab is forced to stop at a traffic light, the driver will start a Red Light Challenge. The driver will read a question that has multiple correct answers (usually five or more), and the passenger will then have 30 seconds to give a designated number of those answers (usually all five). Doing so is worth an additional $250 to the fare, and failure to answer the question will not count as a strike, so there is no risk. The passenger is allowed two "Shout-Outs" during the course of the trip, and each type can be used only once. The first type is the Mobile Shout-Out, in which the contestant is allotted a ... Written by
Unsuspecting taxi passengers hail a cab and suddenly find themselves on a TV game show.
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Did You Know?
No contestants know that they are entering the "Cash Cab", but some contestants are pre-picked and told that they are taking the cab to the location of shooting of a different show. All others are randomly selected while trying to hail a taxi. See more
On the map that tracks the cab's progress, "42ND" Street is sometimes shown as "42TH" Street. See more
There are over 13,000 cabs in New York City, but there is only one that pays you.