Driving in developing countries like India may not seem like a big deal for the people staying in those countries but it sure is for foreigners from developed countries. Apart from under-developed infrastructure, the motorists in India lack discipline and almost everyone breaks the rules every day. How a foreigner from the USA feels like driving on the Indian roads? Well, here is a video that will show you the same.
The video uploaded by Kishanell shows the American national Shanell driving in Punjab and taking the vehicle through the narrow lanes of Ludhiana. Shanell visited India with her boyfriend who allowed her to drive the vehicle through the public roads. It should be noted that most Americans drive the automatic transmission cars and driving a manual transmission is a big deal for them. However, Shanell seems very familiar with the manual transmission and from the conversation she had with the co-passengers, it seems like she owned a manual transmission car in the past.
While driving the Mahindra XUV500, Shanell seemed pretty confident for driving manual vehicles. She took the car in the narrow lanes but her biggest fear seemed to the stray cows that were roaming freely on the roads and were not paying any heed to the vehicles. Well, that may seem pretty much a common sight throughout India for us but in developed countries, such scenarios are pretty rare.
Shanell also seemed a bit wary about the bikers who were buzzing around the car and the camera that was recording the whole drive experience of the lady showed that bikers were entering the lane from everywhere and were even going in the wrong direction. She also got stuck behind a cyclist but she did not honk at him.
The drive of Shanell lasted for a few minutes in the video and she was very amused by the scenarios on the road. Initially, she did not take the right turn because it seemed like a difficult job for her. The video shows that the roads are pretty empty and there were not many cars when compared to the office hour traffic of the metropolitan cities.
Traffic rules are one of the most important things that everyone should follow to decongest the roads and bring down the number of accidents. It should be noted that India has one of the highest accident rates in the world. Last year, the new MV Act caused a stir among the motorists due to the increased amount of fines. The central government brought the amended MV Act to ensure that people follow the rules properly and imposed huge fines of the motorists who did illegal activities. However, due to the strong opposition, many state governments had to roll back the fines in India.