On Indian Roads

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“Whirring through Delhi’s side streets and dirt lanes, the e-rickshaws leave passengers with dust-filled lungs and shaken bones. Drivers often go against traffic, playing chicken with oncoming buses and trucks. The vehicles’ open sides, handy for hopping on and off, require that riders hang on or risk falling out.”

This article makes traffic in India sound so much more dangerous than it feels. I mean, sure, people drive on the wrong side of the road and go the wrong way down one-way streets, all into oncoming traffic, but everyone is driving according the only road rule that applies here: Don’t crash.

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/technology/india-electric-vehicle-rickshaw.html

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