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Old 02-17-2015, 09:09 AM   #1
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Insane traffic video

Wow..and I thought traffic in my smallish berg is crazy.. this is nuts.



Meskel Square, the nerve center of Addis Ababa, Ethiopa. While the square is a primary site for the city's large festivals and celebrations, it is also a chaotic crossroad for thousands and thousands of vehicles daily. This is organized confusion at it's finest. Watch the pedestrians!
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:23 AM   #2
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All they'd need to do is put a island in the middle to reduce the confusion by half (ie make it a roundabout). Or maybe that would double the confusion, LOL!
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:29 AM   #3
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Imagine teaching your kids to cross the street.
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Spent a lot of time in Taiwan...just as insane but with more congestion. They'd tell me that as long as you drive (or walk across the street) at a consistent speed and not slow down or speed up, "you'll make it". Comforting..."you'll make it"
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Another equally crazy video...of people during rush hour in Bangladesh
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Imagine teaching your kids to cross the street.
Not just the kids!!! I was real surprised I did not see one accident or hit pedestrian....


BTW, there are 8 lanes coming into the square... so I would assume 8 going away... how many intersections do you know of that have 16 lanes
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I'd love to see that vid in real time just to get the true perspective. But that is some crazy stuff!
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Try just searching youtube for "car crash complication" or anything similar. Lots of hits and the crashes are amazing. Especially the Russian ones!
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I've been at that intersection. Less impressive at regular speed but still an adventure whether driving or pedestrian. Narobi and Lagos are way, way worse and some days it seems like you'll choke to death on the diesel fumes long before you get killed by traffic.
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Fascinating, seen a few chaotic patters in my world travels. More fascinating to me is that these poor countries never run out of people. Quiet the opposite.

Seems people are the true renewable resource.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:48 PM   #11
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Traffic in Rome is pretty chaotic too.


Jun 4, 2011 - Uploaded by Klaus Johannes Rusch
Near the Colosseum on May 30, 2011.
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Crazy - watch it on Youtube, and you can set the speed to 0.25x and that looks close to real time.

Hard to believe no crashes in that time. Hard to believe the people crossing on foot or on two wheels.

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We manage to kill several pedestrians here in Paradise every year. Many places on the island there are pedestrian crosswalks with no signals - crossing six lanes of traffic. The law giving pedestrians the right of way goes only so far in saving their lives. I often see people crossing at these locations while texting. If I were to ever attempt such a crossing, I would want all of my faculties concentrated on not being run over. YMMV
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:48 AM   #14
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Wow, I've been to two(of the four I can find) towns have an intersection that's called "Confusion Corner". They don't come close to these videos.
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