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- - Driving in India Traveling in India is an almost hallucinatory mixture of sound and sight It is frequently heart-rending sometimes hilarious mostly exhilarating always unforgettable - and when you are on the roads extremely dangerous Most Indian road users observe a version of the Highway Code based on some ancient text or on the position of the moon In general the 12 rules of the Indian road code are ARTICLE I The assumption of immortality is required of all road users ARTICLE II The following Order of Precedence must be accorded at all times In descending order give way to cows elephants heavy trucks buses official cars camels light trucks buffalo jeeps ox-carts private cars motorcycles scooters auto-rickshaws pigs pedal rickshaws goats bicycles carrying goods handcarts bicycles carrying passengers dogs pedestrians ARTICLE III All wheeled vehicles shall be driven in accordance with the maxim to slow is to falter to brake is to fail to stop is defeat This is the Indian drivers mantra ARTICLE IV Use of horn Cars IV 1 a-c Short blasts indicate supremacy ie in clearing dogs rickshaws and pedestrians from path Long blasts denote supplication ie to oncoming truck I am going too fast to stop so unless you slow down we shall both die In extreme cases this may be accompanied by flashing of headlights Single casual blast means I have seen someone out of Indias 870 million people whom I recognize There is a bird in the road which at this speed could go through my windscreen or I have not blown my horn for several minutes Trucks and buses IV 2 a All horn signals have the same meaning I have a gross weight of 125 tons and have no intention of stopping even if I could This signal may
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