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  • Thank god for traffic lights (MUST see!)

    My sister showed me this, its driving in India, she said they have no traffic laws or anything like in China. She said whole familys will get wiped out in China while going to work or corssing the street. She told me to check out the motor cycles, man driving, wife behind husband 'holding' the kid. Some dont release there horn!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjrEQaG5jPM

    holy crap...
    -Kevin

  • #2
    Gotta admit, they drive better there then they do here.

    I almost smashe diot two cars because an idiot ran a stop sign and another didn't look where she was going.

    In India it wouldnt be a problem apparantly

    Props to them for driving extremely well with no lights!

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    • #3
      Shit...I have never ever seen anything that crazy anywhere in India. That intersection definitely needs a traffic light pronto. Although judging by the way people were driving and the fact that there were no accidents and it all seemed matter of fact to them, I think that this particular intersection has been that way for a long time.
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      • #4
        now driving like that WITHOUT accidents, i would have to give props to them....its the same way in Pakistan also..
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        • #5
          I showed my Indian uncle a 2 minute video of driving on I-85 once. He laughed and said that's like baby driving. Indian drivers are probably among the best in the world since they dodge pothole, animals, people, autorickshaws, scooters, mopeds, etc.

          In urban areas, the general trend has been to put up traffic lights. However, the public often disagrees with the necessity for them. I remember in the mid 90s no one paid any heed to the red lights in Mumbai (then Bombay). But now, people stop though they rev up the engines before the light turns green. In the town where I'm from, they have traffic lights, and when they work, people slow down at the red light, look both ways, and slam the accelerator again.

          Keep in mind that people driving in India aren't exactly going 55 miles per hour. If you can break 40, you're doing insanely well in the city. At rush hour, if you're doing more than 10, you're damn lucky. (Took us 4 hours to do 22 kilometers in Mumbai during rush hour).

          But hey, that's India for you!

          Can anyone identify the city? I know Chennai/Tamil Nadu has those bright yellow autos, so that'd be my guess. But Hyderabad also has them. I know Mumbai has the normal black-and-white oens, so it can't be Maharastra. And the buses don't look familiar either...anyone know?

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          • #6
            Hahahah "respect" before the bus

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            • #7
              Turkey is pretty nuts like that to: Several years ago the State Department issued a warning about driving in Turkey. I will have to try and find it and post it here its pretty funny.

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              • #8
                It's an interesting idea to think that perhaps intersections like these may be safer than signalled ones. Without signals, people are forced to concentrate on everything moving around them. In fact, there are some cities in developing countries experimenting (or plannng to) with unmanned intersections, though I read about that a while ago and don't have a source to see where they are.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ATLcenter
                  autorickshaws
                  Is that just another way of saying car?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JordanD
                    Is that just another way of saying car?
                    No, man...we call cars cars At least we do now

                    The autorickshaw (aka auto, autorickshaaaa) is the ultimate Indian taxi. It seats three + 1 driver, has three wheels, and is small enough to squeeze between two buses and a car. And the steering "wheel" is like a motorcycle's controls.

                    Pics:

                    Inside (too big to post here):
                    http://www.designsensenyc.net/autorickshaw.jpg

                    Outside:

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                    • #11
                      That is very insane traffic in India.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ATLcenter
                        No, man...we call cars cars At least we do now

                        The autorickshaw (aka auto, autorickshaaaa) is the ultimate Indian taxi. It seats three + 1 driver, has three wheels, and is small enough to squeeze between two buses and a car. And the steering "wheel" is like a motorcycle's controls.

                        Pics:

                        Inside (too big to post here):
                        http://www.designsensenyc.net/autorickshaw.jpg

                        Outside:
                        Whoa that's actually kinda cool. Thanks for the info!

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                        • #13
                          Holy crap. And I thought it was crazier in Manila, Philippines..

                          Guess I was wrong. I have to give the drivers though, for not being in a single accident on during when this was recorded. Amazing. Im suprised. !
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                          • #14
                            Wauuw... Look out for the person in the lower right hand corner, about 30-35 seconds into the video...
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                            • #15
                              Indian roads run better without traffic lights,Too much traffic and Pedestrians.
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