Sunday, February 04, 2007

Iraqi Traffic Jam

A friend sent this link to me. As I watched it, I realized that it's very similar to many places that I have been. In most (not all, but most) 3rd world countries, this type of driving behavior is normal. It's every man out for himself, with little or no consideration for driving laws.

I live in Houston. This looks kinda like a Saturday afternoon.

13 comments:

Mary Christine said...

That would "drive" me crazy.

Scott W said...

That explains a lot.

lash505 said...

I thought that was Los Angeles.

Scott said...

wow, stuff I just never thought about, wow!

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

that is actually rather scary. it explains why there are so many very weird drivers in this city. now I know why! I have to say that the Iraqi driver I know here does NOT drive like that!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Reminds me of Bangkok...

Extra scary in a Tuk-tuk!

Rex said...

I think i was in a jam like that in LA once....

recoveryroad said...

Looks like the Elephant & Castle roundabout at the bottom of Borough High Street. Just around now, as a matter of fact...

mAAry-AAnne said...

Its funny how bad drivers are universal. Thanks for the chuckle.

Redhead Gal said...

Ha! Come to Boston if you want to see bad driving and crazy traffic patterns.

Ricky!!! said...

Look at the brave and crazy people crossing the street

BigSkymAAck said...

That would bring road rage back into my life, I would have to walk or drive with my eyes closed.

Jake McCafferty said...

Yes, very much like Houston. Also very much like Beijing when I was there a few years ago. Three traffic lanes ... six lines of traffic. Fortunately, no one was going over 5 mph, so any accidents were minor.

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