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New York City Cabs

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Everyone knows that it’s a nightmare to drive in New York City, even if you don’t drive yourself. When I was there last weekend, because we flew there, we had to use cabs and the subway to get around. We encountered many shall we say…interesting drivers. One was yelling at the other cars in a different language, but one of my favorites was the one who thought it was a good idea to drive 60 mph down the streets of Manhattan at 11:30pm. This made for a thrilling trip back to our hotel. Unfortunately for the driver, and us, there were other cars on the road at the time, and people, and stoplights. This meant there were a lot of sudden stops. As stated in Newton’s first law of motion, an object in motion tends to stay in motion, even if it’s in a small metal deathtrap of a car. So when the cab came to a sudden stop, us passengers wanted to continue moving forward at 60mph. So when we wanted to keep moving forward, the seat belts provided a force in the opposite direction, keeping us in our seats...and the car. Let’s just say thank goodness for seat belts.



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