India Travelogue, Ep. 13.

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Today’s post is a short video I shot on one of our long van rides. We were in a rural area and traffic was light so it’s not a nail-biter compared to Delhi, which I did not have the opportunity to video. But it does show how dividing lines are considered mere suggestions. Drivers routinely move into oncoming traffic and split the middle when passing. And notice the motorized rickshaw (called “autos”) that heads right for us (wrong lane, wrong way).

Driving rules that if broken would get you ticketed or arrested in the US are mostly ignored in India but it all seems to work out somehow. Nobody’s asleep at the wheel because you have to be alert in a game where all rules are negotiable. Bonus points to anyone who noticed Indians drive on the opposite side of the road as Americans.

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