Saturday, July 24, 2004

Speed factor
Why does a given speed feel faster in a taxi than in a normal car? We were just doing 70 heading out of the San Francisco airport but it felt like 90. I kept glancing at the dashboard in disbelief. Taxi factor: +20 mph.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Serious answer?

I think it has to do with trusting the driver. In any car where I don't trust the driver the speed seems MUCH faster.

And the liklihood of death seems a lot greater as well.

Or were you not looking for the serious answer? :)

Michelle

Tom said...

That's a good answer!

Starbuck said...

Never trust a taxi-driver. Apart from Des from Parkland Cars, Leamington, England.