Why Don’t You Buckle Up in Cabs?

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Believe it or not, this can happen! Photo: Tentonipete

Jerry Seinfeld used to do a bit about the inexplicable sense of safety you feel in the back of a cab:

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The really funny thing about New York cabs is that you never get that much scared when you’re in the cab. I don’t know why, something about being in Manhattan. No matter how dangerous it seems, it’s all quite amusing in the back of that cab, isn’t it ? He’s flying around the road, he’s doing 90 up a one-way, and you’re going, ‘I’ve never tried that in my car!’ It’s all a huge joke! It’s your life. And somehow it’s all happening on TV there, it’s all not quite real.