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China Taxi Seatbelts Question

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China Taxi Seatbelts Question

So I'm in Mainland China right now for business purposes. One of the strangest things I've seen is that 75% of the taxis I've used had seat belts in the back, but no receptacle where the seat belt would normally attach! I've dug deeply into the cushioning and there's just no place to plug in the back seat seatbelt! The seat belts were just dummy appendages!

So why would the car even have such rear seat belts at all? Is it just for show?
What if there were no hypothetical questions?
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Well, cars hardly stop at red lights in China... You think people will be worried about seatbelts?
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Would you want to buy a made in China car?

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Jucius Maximus wrote: So I'm in Mainland China right now for business purposes. One of the strangest things I've seen is that 75% of the taxis I've used had seat belts in the back, but no receptacle where the seat belt would normally attach! I've dug deeply into the cushioning and there's just no place to plug in the back seat seatbelt! The seat belts were just dummy appendages!

So why would the car even have such rear seat belts at all? Is it just for show?
those things are enlarged necklaces, not seat belts. Wrap it around your neck, so when the car turns, your head stays
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Yuck on digging deeply in the seats of Chinese taxi.
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Thanks, I'll try not to wo ri about this one.
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koffey wrote: Would you want to buy a made in China car?

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So I'm in Mainland China right now for business purposes. One of the strangest things I've seen is that 75% of the taxis I've used had seat belts in the back, but no receptacle where the seat belt would normally attach! I've dug deeply into the cushioning and there's just no place to plug in the back seat seatbelt! The seat belts were just dummy appendages!

So why would the car even have such rear seat belts at all? Is it just for show?
Reading comprehension is not your forte, eh? Smiling Face With Open Mouth J/k o/p is VISITING China riding in Taxis. Not buying a China car.
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A lot of people put covers on the rear seats in their personal vehicles that completely block the seat belts too.

Passengers in the back of cars aren’t legally required to wear seatbelts. Based on the driving, you should probably have somewhere between 15 and 20 seatbelts on:p
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Everyone in the car is legally required to have seat belt on. It’s just not enforced frequently in most places as most traffic tickets in China are automatically issued by camera systems. So back seat passengers normally ignore the seat belt requirement.
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Jucius Maximus wrote: So I'm in Mainland China right now for business purposes. One of the strangest things I've seen is that 75% of the taxis I've used had seat belts in the back, but no receptacle where the seat belt would normally attach! I've dug deeply into the cushioning and there's just no place to plug in the back seat seatbelt! The seat belts were just dummy appendages!

So why would the car even have such rear seat belts at all? Is it just for show?
Bad move.
Don't ever reach down the seat cushions especially on taxis, buses and limos.
Co worker did that and got pricked by a needle.
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willdacanucker wrote: Reading comprehension is not your forte, eh? Smiling Face With Open Mouth J/k o/p is VISITING China riding in Taxis. Not buying a China car.
Sigh...I know, it's called referencing...

Some people are in over their heads.
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