Our first real experience of India was during the taxi drive from the Chennai airport to our hotel in central Chennai. I could not believe it. Indians do not have any concept of following a single or double lane. Basically they drive their cars or mopeds into any available space and are constantly using their horns. Drivers use their horns to communicate to each other which can mean any number of things. They will honk their horn when attempting to pass with very little room, when they are entering a T-intersection, when they are going around a blind corner, or when they want someone to move out of the way. They have no concept of using their brakes. Drivers will rarely come to a full stop, this is the last option. Instead of braking drivers will . . .
Being a passenger in that taxi felt like I was in a 3-D video game where the driver was moving as fast as possible, dodging obstacles, merging into traffic and blaring his horn, the only difference is that in a video game you have three or more lives but this was real life! I'm sure the idea for that video game "Frogger", (where you are a frog trying to get across a busy highway by dodging traffic) was created by and Indian. He probably got his idea while walking to work one day trying to dodge traffic and not get killed.