Clinton's subway ride broke NY rules

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDOJ backs ex-Trump campaign aide Rick Gates's probation request The media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Trump request for Ukrainian 'favor' tops notable quote list MORE may have broken New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority rules when she took a ride on a subway car Thursday. 

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MTA rules state no person "shall engage in any nontransit uses" on subway cars, including public speaking and campaigning. Violators could face fines of up to $125 in civil and criminal penalties, as pointed out by a Guardian contributor. 

During her ride, Clinton interacted with subway patrons while flanked by security and media. 

The MTA rule is in place to prevent performers and musicians, who often legally perform on subway platforms, from carrying their acts into the cars. 

Clinton's trip caught attention from the media when she struggled with a subway turnstile, swiping her card multiple times to get through. 

Both Clinton and rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate The media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Steyer rolls out 5B plan to invest in historically black colleges MORE are campaigning in New York ahead of the state's April 19 primary.