After getting used to the traffic in Maceió, I thought to be well prepared for the rest of South America. Wrong thinking…

Peruvians, or at least the people in Lima add a new dimension to crazy when it comes to driving. There seems to be an unwritten law that drivers have to honk every 20 meters or so. Probably at the risk of a motor failure should they not do so. It is also perfectly normal and frequently practiced to open up a fourth or fifths roadway in a street that was meant for three.

And pedestrians are Freiwild*. Even when having green light, they are expected to give way.  Some taxi drivers won’t even look at them when turning into a street but simply assume that pedestrians knows what’s best for them: run!

*free game


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