'Slow' Taxi Service Picking Up Speed With Customers : News Photo

'Slow' Taxi Service Picking Up Speed With Customers

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YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - APRIL 17: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) The Turtle Taxi provides a slower form of service on April 17, 2014 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Sanwa Kotsu began the unique service it dubbed 'Turtle Taxi' in December 2013. Ten of the companies' 500 cabs were given that designation. The drivers are told to accelerate and decelerate carefully as well as restrain the centrifugal forces on passengers when making turns. The service has been welcomed by senior citizens and pregnant women. In the three months since the Turtle Taxis started, the company has recorded a 15-percent increase in the number of telephone requests specifically for one. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
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YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - APRIL 17: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) The Turtle Taxi provides a slower form of service on April 17, 2014 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Sanwa Kotsu began the unique service it dubbed 'Turtle Taxi' in December 2013. Ten of the companies' 500 cabs were given that designation. The drivers are told to accelerate and decelerate carefully as well as restrain the centrifugal forces on passengers when making turns. The service has been welcomed by senior citizens and pregnant women. In the three months since the Turtle Taxis started, the company has recorded a 15-percent increase in the number of telephone requests specifically for one. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
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The Turtle Taxi provides a slower form of service on April 17 2014 in... News Photo 486234157Form,Horizontal,Human Interest,Japan,Kanagawa Prefecture,Service,YokohamaPhotographer Collection: The Asahi Shimbun 2014 The Asahi ShimbunYOKOHAMA, JAPAN - APRIL 17: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) The Turtle Taxi provides a slower form of service on April 17, 2014 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Sanwa Kotsu began the unique service it dubbed 'Turtle Taxi' in December 2013. Ten of the companies' 500 cabs were given that designation. The drivers are told to accelerate and decelerate carefully as well as restrain the centrifugal forces on passengers when making turns. The service has been welcomed by senior citizens and pregnant women. In the three months since the Turtle Taxis started, the company has recorded a 15-percent increase in the number of telephone requests specifically for one. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)