Why do Japanese taxi doors open automatically?

It could just be the famous Japanese service and attention to detail, but I noticed the other day that it isn’t both back doors but only the pavement side one. I wonder if they have to have it by law in order to stop people getting out of taxis into the street

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2 Comments

  1. November 6, 2010 at 6:15 am

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  2. crella said,

    November 16, 2010 at 1:58 am

    I don’t know, because you can still open the traffic-side door manually from the inside…it would seem that it is a courtesy to passengers.


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