From time to time, there will be a difference between a U.S. law and its equivalent in a foreign country. The one that I find most striking is the one regarding liability if a taxi driver causes an accident in Turkey, versus the United States. Perhaps the difference in results is due to a difference in legal theories/policies.
In the U.S., a driver is considered a "free agent" in a provider-client relationship. As such, the liability for an accident rests squarely on him.
In Turkey, I've been told that the liability rests with the passenger. The theory appears to be that the passenger is paying, and is therefore in a position to dictate how fast or slowly the taxi goes.
Is a Turkish driver considered a member of a subservient class, with the passenger in a dominant (economic) position? Or is it a case where passengers and drivers are similar everywhere, but Turkish public policy wants to give the injured party access to the deeper pockets of the passenger? And could this be because the average passenger is disproportionately wealthy compared to the average driver (by 10x or more)? This is generally not true in the U.S.