Monday, January 23, 2012

Extreme Road Traffic: The Very Worst and Best

As a frequent road warrior, I'm always on the lookout for the worst and the best in driver and pedestrian behavior, as the way people drive on and use roads is a great window into the quirks of human behavior.

I found two videos today, illustrating how extreme things could get in two ways.

First we take you to lovely Chechnya, where road rage is, well, all the rage, in ways far worse than anything you've seen in the good old U.S. of A.  It's unclear from the video if this style of driving is the normal state of affairs over there, or if it's a group of people who just don't get along and take to the streets to express their disagreements. In any event, just a little tense over there in Chechnya:

For relief from our Chechnya experience, we now go to the Phillipines, where a very good traffic cop make sure cars and trucks flow nicely and people obey the rules. He seems to enjoy his job, and people really enjoy watching him work, judging from this video:

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