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I lived in India for some time and had a blast riding, in fact I started riding motorcycles in India. Compared to driving in a lot of places, India is very very different, and when friends visited they were terrified, but when you live there you begin to see the beauty in how it all works. Traffic seemed to flow even when it was busy and I witnessed fewer accidents than I did in CA despite all of the rules and wide lanes. Accidents absolutely happen, but I didn't see them very often.

I am far more afraid of riding my bike in the US than I am in India. Miss it every day!

 

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ahhh good ol driving in India. My last trip, I drove almost 2000kms, mostly around Northern India, Delhi being our home base.
 

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ahhh good ol driving in India. My last trip, I drove almost 2000kms, mostly around Northern India, Delhi being our home base.
Nice. I lived in Northern India, wife is still in Delhi. There's so much to see and really looking forward to going back and doing a nice long road trip.
 

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Looks interesting. I guess I don't see an issue personally except no place to go WFO.
 

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Looks interesting. I guess I don't see an issue personally except no place to go WFO.
WFO is harder in the North. West and South have larger highways you can, but there are dangers. There was a story about a guy who used to race motorcycles professionally that died because there was a random speed bump that sent him flying.

The biggest issues are road conditions and animals/bikes/cars coming from any direction. Riding from the mountains to Delhi I was able to ride much faster than traffic, but the bike was a 400cc and even modified it took longer to get to higher speeds and then something would make me slow down. Larger bikes (600cc+) are almost 2x the cost as the US so a lot of the bikes you get simply don't go all that fast. Feels a lot faster when you're dodging things left and right :)
 

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Poking a sleeping bear may seem like fun, or safe also....till that mofo wakes up and bites your @ss! But, I don't live there, so....no harm no foul.
 

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Poking a sleeping bear may seem like fun, or safe also....till that mofo wakes up and bites your @ss! But, I don't live there, so....no harm no foul.
Moto's hide everywhere it's not a matter of IF but when
 

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Moto's hide everywhere it's not a matter of IF but when
Poking a sleeping bear may seem like fun, or safe also....till that mofo wakes up and bites your @ss! But, I don't live there, so....no harm no foul.
It's not really poking a bear, it's just living next to one. This is how people drive, it works for India, and terrifies tourists.

It says you live in SC, which had a fatality rate of 19.7 per 100,000 in 2017. In 2015 India's fatality rate was 11.35 and the US was 11.06.

India is only now being more strict about seatbelts and helmets, a lot of cars don't have airbags, and they have 4x the entire US population in a space the size of Texas+Louisiana. We take driver's ed, drive "safe" on wide roads, use safety equipment, follow endless laws, have fewer people, but our fatality rate is just as high.

When you get into motorcycle stats, the US is much more dangerous.

The video was to simply show differences in driving style between two countries and some of the things you deal with.
 

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