On April 20, 2011, the Institute for Justice teamed up with three Nashville entrepreneurs and filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee to vindicate the right of Nashville's limo and sedan operators to earn an honest living free from excessive government regulation.
video via The Radical Libertarian
This sort of thing is a common example of the anti-free market state capitalist system, which enriches some private interests at the expense of other, less powerful private interests. Such regulations have little or nothing to do with "public safety", and the gullibility of many that government is there to protect us with regulations on everything, is part of the whole myth of good government that the state and its lapdogs in the mainstream media attempt to brainwash us into believing. It is also part of the larger support of the system of capitalist wage slavery, which doesn't want ordinary people to have income producing opportunities outside the established, phony, "free market" statist system.