Are you late for work? Be prepared to witness the longest traffic jam you\'ll see in the history of driving to work. Murphy\'s law will prove itself all over again if you really have to get somewhere in time. Driving in India can be quite an experience because following traffic rules is reserved for special occasions, like when there is a cop ahead. The cows are the biggest roadblocks and pedestrians really don\'t care before crossing the road when the signal is green on your side. If you have your driving licence, pollution under check, no tinted windows, and you\'re wearing a seat belt, there\'s just nothing to fear when you hit the road today! Unless you\'re speeding and there\'s an \'Interceptor\' parked under a tree that you can easily miss. There are a few unwritten rules of driving in India that everyone knows by heart. We will over-take; it doesnt matter if its left or right. Ideally we should be over-taking from the right, but how does it matter when theres so much space on the left side of the road! If you ride a motorcycle, its even better for you. There are really no rules for you to follow while overtaking. We will flash high beam on you till you go blind: Anyone who has driven on Indian roads at night will know how high beams are literally blinding. So what? You flash a high beam at them too. Revenge taken. Avoid traffic; create your own lane on the footpath: Why is everyone driving in just two lanes? Theres a footpath for pedestrians that you can totally create another lane on because theres no one walking right now.
Oh look, a pedestrian! Must drive faster before they cross: Once you spot a pedestrian trying to cross the road, its a competition between you two. Who wants to slow down for two people who can easily cross the road once youve zoomed past them? Traffic police! Wear the seat belt. Where are the papers? Its only when you spot the traffic police that youll suddenly struggle to get the seat belt on, or the helmet. Do you have all the papers? Oh no, wheres the driving licence?! Honking will turn the signal green: What do you do when youre getting bored because the signal is green? Honk till it turns green. A lot of people also seem to believe that the signal turns green faster when you honk constantly.
The guy driving in front is always slow and the one behind always honking: Its like youre the only one who knows how to drive at any point of time. No parking: Had you planned a dinner over the weekend? Great, now spend the longest time of the evening looking for a place to park your vehicle. Squeeze in your car in the closest lane available. What do you mean by one-way? You may have often asked yourself when that road stopped being a one-way. Guess what? It still isnt. The other route was too long, so a few people decided to drive down this one-way, even when it isnt allowed. Drunk driving? My relative has political connections: And if youre caught driving while youre drunk, everyone suddenly seems to have political connections to scare the traffic police away!