Not at all, when I go to India, it's usually for a 3 or 4 week vacation in Goa, plus a bit of cross country sightseeing. I'm always very relaxed, and never get stressed out. I leave that to the Indian drivers who are all on a death wish.Archie, do I detect a bit of road rage coming from a passenger?
Net net, the horn replaces brakes, headlights, and indicators. Quite a weight and cost savings. Very efficient.They certainly are They think nothing of driving at night with no lights, overtaking on blind bends in the road. They all seem to have their hands glued to their horn button too. If theycan't see the road in front of them becuase a big truck is in the way, they honk their horn, if the truck driver honks his horn, it means it's safe to over take. However, they also honk their horn if it's not safe to overtake
On top of that, the drivers have to contend with herds of cows, goats, oxon and even elephants wandering up and down the road.
I would not recommend anyone from western Europe or North America drives or hires a car out there. It is much safer to hire a taxi for the day, it only costs about 1000 ruppees a day (roughly £12 GBP , €15 or $20 USD) and the drivers know how to deal with the other suicidal motorists