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According to one driver, to drive in India you need three things: “good horn, good brakes, and good luck.”

My own developing-world road traffic theory, as observed in India:

1. Traffic shall move at all costs.

2. There are no “lanes”. Instead, 6 vehicular units of width shall fill the road at all times, wherein bicycle/motorbike = 1 unit of width, auto rickshaw = 2 units, and automobile = 3 units.

3. Double quick beeps says “I’m passing”. Single long beep says “Watch it!”. Single quick beep says, “hello friend.” Beep accordingly.

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