And as often happens, I read this and began to wonder, what mind-altering substances have these HT writers been imbibing?
You see, every driver in India knows that there are very specific and sacred rules for driving on Indian roads, and the HT's lame suggestions are certainly not among them.
As a public service, I offer you a sample. You're welcome.
While driving your car:
1) You see an old couple standing in the middle of the road. They are waiting for a gap in the traffic on your side so they can cross. There exists such a gap between you and the car ahead. You must:
2) You want to make a right turn across traffic. You must:
3) You see a line of white dashes down the middle of your side of the road. You must:
4) It's late at night and the car ahead has stopped at a red light. You must:
5) A lane you have to visit has a round sign at its entrance, with an upward-pointing arrow and a red line diagonally across the arrow. It may even have the English letters "N-O E-N-T-R-Y". You must:
6) You need to ask someone directions. You must:
7) You are the 17th car in line waiting at a red light. It turns green. You must:
And finally, remember that you are the only good driver on the road. Everyone else is a bad driver. Consequently, nothing that happens on the road is ever your fault. In fact, that's the sign that you're a good driver: everything is someone else's fault.