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The story of a Japanese taxi

by miamigardens

Currently, megalopolites are increasingly growing, and a person in these conditions is forced to use any way convenient for him to move. It can be a personal car and public transport. Often a person is faced with the need to cover a long distance in a short period of time. Here, by the way, you will be useful to the services provided by taxi services. Today I would like to share with you a story about a taxi in Japan. Japanese taxi began with a small basket fixed on the crossbar, which was transferred by two porters. Anyone who was able to pay for the service could use it. Who was it, a commoner or a wealthy person, did not matter at all. These baskets were called kago. Following them appeared ricksha. Cars appeared only in the 20s?? centuries. But the taxi service itself in Japan appeared only a decade after the appearance of cars in the country. The first taxis bore the memorable name "yen-taku". Such an original taxi name was obtained thanks to the established tariff, which was one yen for transportation within the city. To date, this name would lose its relevance, since the price for this type of service has increased to 710 yen. Today, Tokyo alone has about 450 taxi companies, these are about 37,000 cars, plus about 19,000 private taxi drivers. For comparison, in the middle of the last century, Tokyo totaled only four major companies carrying passengers. These companies exist today, and are quite large players in this business area. The main brands of cars used by taxi services are the machines of the Japanese auto industry. Basically used Toyota and Nissan brands, and almost all of them work on natural gas. A taxi is easy to find out by the signs located on them and the abundance of advertising applied to them. Private cabmen denote their cars by the Japanese flashlight "Chetin", which is installed on the roof of the car. There is an electronic scoreboard on the windshield, which shows a taxi status at the moment. The scoreboard is also intended to notify passengers that the fare at night is increased. The tariff can be increased in the daytime, for example, under adverse weather conditions. There is something else that you should know about Japanese taxi. The rear seats are provided for passengers, and even if there is only one client in the car, the driver will definitely open the door to you. To do this, the driver will not need to get out of the car, he will do this with the help of a specially provided mechanical lever. Japanese taxis are very modern. There is everything here: GPS navigator, and radio communications, and a fare counter, and a special device that issues you a check, in addition, you can pay for a trip with a bank card without leaving the car. There is a special terminal in the car, accepting both credit cards and electronic money for payment. In addition, some companies that often use taxi services in the profile of their work have the opportunity to purchase a special travel ticket. A very interesting fact is the presence in the Japanese taxi, the so -called black box that will record all the non -standard situations that happened during the trip, for example, a sharp braking and so on. But, despite all these electronic innovations, a taxi in Japan is by no means a safe transport. According to the statistics of an accident with the participation of cars, taxi occurs eight times more often than with ordinary private cars.

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