Tag: Take the bus

Somewhere in China

Traffic congestion……….aaaagggghhhhh!!!!!

No matter where you live, driving from point A to point B can and usually is a royal pain in the ass. Forget the simple fact that municipalities don’t have the funds for basic infrastructure (hey, those poor teachers are starving) so we have exploded mortar size potholes, uneven roadways and falling down road signs, throw into the mix deteriorating driving skills and myriad distractions (oh shit, my iPhone just beeped, somebody sent me a text) and it is a literal jungle out there. But there is one saving grace, Thank God, you don’t live in China:

There are many things to laugh at here. Notice the total lack of any traffic control, no street lights, no pedestrian crosswalks, no actual lane delineation lines, it is every man for himself. How many actual traffic accidents did you count?

A few years back while site seeing in Paris, we went to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, at the top not only does it present a nice view of the city, but in looking down you can witness what I thought at the time as the biggest traffic clusertf–k of the world. You have 5 major thoroughfares feeding into 8 different lanes that circle the structure with no lane lines, it is survival of the fittest. This was taken non rush hour, but it gives you a hint. But compared to any roadway in China, it is a walk in the park.

But if its a hundred times worse in other countries, why is road rage an American phenomena?