Friday, September 25, 2009

Putting in a traffic light would just screw the whole works up

video

For those of you who complain about OUR traffic

17 comments:

Mr. Motorcycle said...

This seems like chaos, and an extreme danger, however, if you really watch closely and watch for a while you can see that they clearly are very used to this and it is more like a very well orchestrated combination of the use of an four way, or all way stop intersection, and a round about yield system put together. Because we don't have this here, we aren't used to it, and we would all crash because no one would yield. There, it works just fine. I guess it's what you are used to.

Lance said...

It's pretty amazing. I think people just watch out for each other there when they are crossing into traffic, rather than assuming right of way. Also, horns there seem to be used to alert people, rather than as a way to yell at them if they are in the way.

Canajun said...

There is kind of a system to it, but having experienced crossing a similar intersection in China, on foot, I can tell you that it is plenty nerve-wracking.

I wasn't there long enough to get used to it, but I do have to admit I see more accidents and close calls here at a normal busy city intersection than I ever saw over there. So it seems to work for them.

Peter (Worldman): said...

I fully agree with you. I see this every day in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. And I am surprised that there is almost no accidents. In Switzerland (first in the French part, now everywhere) they stopped putting traffic lights on road crossings out of town and rather put round abouts. Which make the traffic much more fluid.

A Lady's Life said...

THIS IS VERY SYNCHRONIZED AND PEOPLE DO SEEM TO KNOW WHAT TO DO.
AND IF IT WORKS WHY SPOIL A GOOD THING?
HEY! THERE BARON! WHATS NEW IN DENMARK!
GLAD TO SEE YOU ARE STILL PERKY.
AND THAT NO TREE FELL ON YOU YET LOL
BE GOOD AND IF NOT........I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE. LOL
:)

quilly said...

Holey moley!

Italo said...

jesus ahahahahahah

GMG said...

Amazing! But sometimes there is even more, when the cows and camels join the circus... But , like many have already noticed, there aren't that much accidents... ;))
Have a safe weekend!

Protege said...

Yes, yes, great minds think alike.;) I posted this clip on my blog this spring.;) But I can never get tired of watching it - amazingly organized chaos, isn't it?;)

Dave and Deb said...

This is great footage. I wish I took more like this when we were in Vietnam. This looks like Vietnam, do you think that is where it is?
I have seen crazy traffic like this in so many places in South East Asia, Needless to say, we have never rented a car to drive there. Well, once we rented a motorcycle on the Island of Kho Samui and got in an accident, so we won't be doing it again.
Trying to cross the road as pedestrian is a whole other story.

Pascoag Ed said...

At first I also thought Nam but it might be India or somewhere near. As for roundabouts, we call them rotaries here in New England and they are a hazard because no one likes to yield.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Amazing video, almost works on the principal of a traffic circle or roundabout. I don't know why cities don't use these more, traffic would move more smoothly.

Dr.John said...

It works because they expect it to work. I couldn't drive in that.

Anna said...

This cannot be real Baron!
Anna :)

Capt. Anup Murthy said...

Organized chaos at its best. This looks (and sounds) like India of course but I have seen this in other countries too, like others have pointed out.

Jarlin Paul said...

Yup, it is an organized chaos and people here used to be on this. People use horns to alert others.

Thom said...

Boy would I love to drive in that.

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