Driving in China

Driving in China is insane task, especially in Chongqing. You have to be willing to get into a car accident every 5 seconds or you won’t stand a chance. They do not follow the rules of the road. In fact they do whatever they want. That includes creating as many lanes as possible, driving down the wrong side of the road, going over the speed limit, cutting people off, blocking traffic, not caring what color the light is or if there are people in the road and so on. They really don’t care, they will try to to squeeze by and will just keep going. They don’t care whether they will get hit or not. There are more almost accidents than I’ve ever seen in my life. Every time I cross the road I see my life flash before my eyes. The cars get as close to you as possible without hitting you. They also, don’t care if you are in the road or not, they will keep going and expect you to move. Taxi drivers most definitely don’t go to driving school. They drive way too fast, merge in front of buses and don’t care what’s going on around them. Every time I get into a car I think, this is it, this is the time we get into an accident. It’s awful to say but until you’ve driven with someone in Chongqing, you will never know what a bad driver is. Other cars and buses get so close that if they moved an inch closer they’d hit you. At any given time there could be 10 accidents about to happen in front of your eyes but somehow there aren’t that many. I’m sitting here on my bed looking out the window and was just thinking about how I don’t understand how there aren’t more accidents.

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