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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

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Sachman

Organized chaos is the best way to describe it. I'm always amazed at how the drivers utilize the horn. I mean it's perpetual - might as well stick a tape and leave it pressed :). After a couple of trips to Mumbai I realized that they are not honking at you - it's more of a courtesy thing where they are letting their fellow commuters (including animals :) ) know that they are right on your tail or they are in your blind spot. Great stuff! (maybe not on a hot Mumbai summer day) but certainly a great experience.

Vijay Chandran

Michael,

The big stumbling block to India's success is its lack of infrastructure. I never though of the problem this deep but definitely its a growing problem. Do you have any directions which India should focus in. How can we improve it. Any thoughts I know it takes time but there is no easy way to do it, Thats the only way.

Paramendra Bhagat

Have you seen this video? India is sheer genius.
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=only+in+india

ASJ

Much of the world wide web is full of sarcasm & mocking of driving on Indian roads. This site http://driving-india.blogspot.com/ has been created with the purpose of providing driver education and training rather than criticism.

At present 17 driver education videos aimed at changing the driving culture on Indian roads are available. To watch the videos, please visit: http://driving-india.blogspot.com/

The videos cover the following topics:

Video 1: Covers the concept of Blind spots
Video 2: Introduces the principle of Mirrors, Signal and Manoeuvre
Video 3: At red lights, stop behind the stop line
Video 4: At red lights there are no free left turns
Video 5: The Zebra belongs to pedestrians
Video 6: Tyres and Tarmac (rather than bumper to bumper)
Video 7: Merging with the Main road
Video 8: Leaving The Main Road
Video 9: Never Cut Corners
Video 10: Show Courtesy on roads
Video 11: 5 Rules that help deal with Roundabouts
Video 12: Speed limits, stopping distances, tailgating & 2 seconds rule
Video 13: Lane discipline and overtaking
Video 14: Low beam or high beam?
Video 15: Parallel (reverse parking) made easy
Video 16: Give the cyclist the respect of a car
Video 17: Dealing with in-car condensation

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