Taxi Steps That Stick Out Look Wrong

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Ross
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Taxi Steps That Stick Out Look Wrong

Post: # 2727Post Ross
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:10 pm

Taxi Steps That Stick Out Look Wrong

Is it me or does anyone else think that those taxi's that have their step stick look wrong.
In fact, they look pretty dangerous to me.
The steps lead into the passenger compartments.
I can imagine that there would have been an incident at sometime with them.
I see quite a few of these where I live, the taxis are the size of the London black cabs.
I don't think they stick out further than the mirrors, so maybe they are legal but they look so wrong.

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Post: # 2733Post Plop
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:50 am

Someone somewhere will get their shins clipped no doubt.
Surely these are retractable steps that should be put away when not in use.
I drove a van with those sort of steps and mine retracted.

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Re: Taxi Steps That Stick Out Look Wrong

Post: # 2736Post Roller
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:38 pm

They do look a bit menacing, how are they getting away with it?

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Post: # 2741Post Taxi
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:34 pm

They don't stick out too far to be honest.
If you want me, call me a cab :fingers:

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Re: Taxi Steps That Stick Out Look Wrong

Post: # 2757Post Caroline
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:36 am

I have noticed this as well. If these steps stick out any more they would be planes :lol:

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Re: Taxi Steps That Stick Out Look Wrong

Post: # 2770Post Caravan Man
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:24 am

I saw a few of these recently but they don't stick out too much, just that they look slightly odd.

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Re: Taxi Steps That Stick Out Look Wrong

Post: # 2778Post Motor Mouth
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:11 am

I don't think they will stick out more than their driving mirrors.
My other car is a Reliant Robin and you can say what you like!

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