Donna and Joe have finished their assignment in India. Occasionally they still travel somewhere.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Right of Way II

I took this picture while waiting to cross the Outer Ring road, the closest thing Bangalore has to an expressway. Obviously it's not an express way because traffic has to stop every kilometer or two for lights at intersections like this. But it has a service road running down either side and between intersections traffic sometimes reaches speeds of 80 kph(50mph). While I and the rest of the traffic were waiting for the light this lady and cow walked up the road from behind us (using the right side of the road since the left was full of waiting traffic and without any hesitation walked across the outer ring road. All traffic in both direction stopped and waited for them to cross, then resumed. The second picture is just a piece of the first one enlarged so you can see the woman and cow more clearly.

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