I don't know whether to laugh or be even more scared of driving. This chaotic system can sustain itself for only sometime. Since the number of vehicles one the road is growing so fast, I am sure the system is cracking.
I worked in India during 1999-2000 and used to drive a Yamaha, 2-stroke motorcycle. Everytime I visit, it takes me almost a week to get used to the traffic. Most of my friends in India have switched from motorcycle to car, even though the commute time increases by >2X. Reason - in case they get into an accident, being in a car is much safer than being on a bike. In cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi.. for the most part there are traffic lights, law enforcement officers.. but its the highways that I am scared of.
My very close friend lost his father in a highway accident and his mother is suffering from paralysis. The sad part was that the driver of the truck didn't even stop to check if the people in the car he struck were dead or alive! Cops have a standard line of excuse, its hard to track 1 truck among millions of them and they have to "take care" of the other 100+ accidents the same day. Can't blame them too. Their cars don't have GPS or laptops with a database of truck drvers/license plates, but their cars do have a radio transmitter and an air conditioner (No wonder the cops get better sleep!)
Its still not all bad. The suburbs in big cities are are flourishing and employers are encouraging telecommute, flex-schedules ... Not expecting an overnite change, but a gradual improvement over the next 3-5 yrs. Wishful thining!?!
"To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed."
- Bernard Edmonds