In our first few days over here in India, we’ve been privy to some of the most exhilarating car rides I’ve ever been a part of. By exhilarating, I mean that we have actually almost had 3 head on collisions and we’ve stopped in front of oncoming traffic to take pictures while we were passing an ox drawn cart. We really believe that our driver could have some success back in the states, so we’re actively recruiting him for NASCAR. Here are a few of the tidbits we’ve learned from this expert:
- Lanes are merely a suggestion and should rarely be followed. Instead, find the best opening in the road to position you for massive future acceleration.
- If you are behind a bus with 230 people in it, pass carefully. They always have the right away.
- If you are behind an elephant in the road, pass carefully. They always have the right away. Also, do not tailgate.
- Horns are by far the best means to communicate that you are on someone’s left, on someone’s right, are about to hit someone, are going to pass someone, are going to ram someone if they don’t let you pass, or that you are sorry for accidentally running into someone.
- If horns are not conveying your intent properly, resort to flipping your headlights at them.
- Motorcycles are by far the easiest way to get around. And they can safely transport a family of four. And they can transport 18 month old children.
- If you are not simultaneously pressing the gas and the break at some point during your drive, then you are doing it wrong.
- When encountering a traffic light which counts down until you can go, do not be a loser and wait for 0. Go at 5 at a minimum, 10 if you are feeling lucky.
Wish us luck for the next few weeks. I’ll have the unbridled joy of this little guy for every ride…