Taxi Drivers in Xalapa Are on the Job in One of the Most Dangerous Cars Ever Made

Known for their jaunty pink and green color scheme, thousands of taxis serve the Mexican city of Xalapa and it’s surrounding regions. The job is difficult for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is because the Nissan Tsuru, the default taxi in Mexico, is considered one of the most dangerous cars ever made.

I just published an article via Atlas Obscura about Xalapa’s taxi drivers and the highs and lows of the profession – please check it out here!

The original version was like 3x longer, so if anyone wants even more info on taxi culture, riding around in these little whips, or the controversial Tsuru itself, please let me know and I’m happy to talk your ear off about it!

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