Monday, August 15, 2011

Idiots on Roads - 8

I shot this photo on NH67 (NHAI websiteWikipedia link), some 10 kms from the historic town of Thanjavur (Tanjore) in Tamil Nadu.
Look at this photo. This is a four-lane national highway. Beautiful road. Recently four-laned. Allows you to zip between the two towns of Tricy and Thanjavur in less than an hour.
Not much traffic on it. Breaks in the median to allow for traffic to cross over at short distances.
There is really no freaking reason for someone to drive on the freaking wrong side of the road. Not with his wife. And certainly not with a small baby riding pillion. And not in the freaking fast lane. Look at the truck on the OTHER side of the road, which is driving on the CORRECT side of the road. So why is this freaking idiot endangering his life, his wife's, his child's, and that of other people actually following the rules of the road?
The inescapable reason, I deduce Watson, is because he is an idiot.

This is a zoomed out shot of the photo above. Sigh. Sigh. Sigh.

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