From the classic Yellow cabs of New York City and Black cabs of London to the new Pink cabs in Mexico, it seems there's a different color cab for every city.
While many taxis colors are chosen to be easily recognizable to those who need a ride, sometimes cabs are color coded depending on the company they run under, like in Chicago which has no official cab color.
Sometimes cab colors can be protected under law, as in this case from Boston.
In Shanghai only companies with more than a 1000 cabs can choose their own color leaving the city with a select group of 8 colors.
Taxi Colors From Around the World
New York City
AFP PHOTO/Jose Castanares
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