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The Israeli Taxi System Is Advanced

In NYC, when a cab is empty, it has its light on, so you know when you see it that it is available for you, and you can hail it accordingly. This does not seem to be the case in Israel, as whenever we go to hail a taxi, we find that the light being on or off has absolutely nothing to do with its availability. So, being intelligent, curious Americans interested in learning about this seemingly complex system, we decided to ask our cab driver how it works.

Us: “So when we see a taxi, how do we know if it’s available?”

Cabbie: “You ask.”