We should invade their countries and civilize their traffic laws.
For more traffic fun... Indian Traffic, The Tunnel of Death, and Real Life Frogger. There was also some movie of some dude hauling ass through the streets of Paris, but I can't find that on the Tube, and it was actually somewhat anticlimactic.
movie of some dude hauling ass through the streets of Paris
The Indian video is sped up. Cheating Indians. And what is up with the Tunnel of Death? Insanity. Check out, at about a minute in, how about three seconds after a crash in which people likely died, someone puts on his turn signal and tries to cut in the next lane so he can just drive around it.
This is another good one of Tehran traffic. I think the unwritten rule is that if you ever come to a complete stop, you've surrendered your honor.
Tehran traffic looks like my dad's descriptions of traffic in Karachi.
I've read about some European cities deciding that it'll be safer if they just get rid of all road markings and traffic signals, because people will be more cautious without these things guiding them.
9: Some discussion of that here. I get the impression that it'll only be workable in really small towns, where the sudden disappearance of a major stoplight won't be a big surprise/problem.
Wimps. He should try Bangkok next. That will be his last video.
(Once upon a time, I did ask a cab-driver in Hong Kong why he had sped up when he saw a pedestrian ahead of him crossing the street. "Cars have streets, they have sidewalks.")
The world can't run out of oil fast enough.
Automobiles bring out the shittiness in people. I saw a lot of the same stuff in Taiwan. There was a lot of stuff about wealth vs. poverty and bad traffic planning, but I think that a major factor was just cars making people into assholes.
I hardly ever drive, but once when I was driving I flipped to a real butthead power rock thing by the Scorpions, and for the first time in my life I liked that shit. By the time I caught myself I was 20 miles over the limit.
He's kinda cute (no, he doesn't look like Ogged), but I'm suspicious: he didn't let us get much of a look at his friend. I bet his friend is even cuter, with that shaggy head o' curls.
Ok, on second viewing his friend just has long hair, not esp. shaggy. And he is the cuter of the true, at least in a brief glimpse.
"The cuter of the true" is neat.
Who are you, and why are you commenting under w-lfs-n's name?
As I have actually said here before, my kids hate the orderly traffic system here in Portland, because in Egypt it is a big part of growing up to be able to saunter across the street in front of heavy traffic, and they just can't do that here but have to wait for lights (as unemployed-me cannot afford jaywalking tickets).
My kids and I had the idea many years ago when we still lived in a working-class neighborhood of Cairo (we moved to a desert suburb city after that) that it would be a great idea to have a video game involving being a pedestrian and having to fight your way through Cairo traffic. I bet this has been done about one city or another.
That guy looks like you.
Ogged: a Persian Fred Savage?