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Motorcycles, Dealing with the Traffic in India

Many Indian cities are extremely congested with traffic.  It can take over an hour just to go a few kilometers.  Many Indians drive scooters and motorcycles to maneuver through traffic.

Hyderabad Motorcycle Traffic

Hyderabad Motorcycle Traffic

You will see a large population of motorcycle riders in India weaving in between cars and through the traffic.  Riding a motorcycle in India can seriously reduce your commute times.  However, it can also be dangerous.

Indian Commute

Indian Commute

As the motorcyclists swerve between the traffic, drivers have to anticipate their movements.  Drivers in Indias also constantly use their horns to ensure other drivers are aware of their presence.

Motorcycle Mirror Reflection

Motorcycle Mirror Reflection

Motorcycles provide a less expensive and more efficient form of transportation for families in India.  In fact, you will often see entire families of 3, 4, or even 5 people on a single motorcycle or scooter.  It can be scary to see a mother riding "side saddle" on a motorcycle and holder her baby.

Family of Five on a Scooter

Family of Five on a Scooter

Motorcycles are also used to transport and deliver supplies, milk or even some pieces of furniture.  The motorcycle is truly the work horse of India.

Motorcycle Milk and Rice Delivery, India

Motorcycle Milk and Rice Delivery

This blog contains various photos of motorcycles, scooters, and motorcycle riders from several of my trips to India.

Motorcycle Delivery India

Motorcycle Delivery India

Two Wheeler Parking Only

Two Wheeler Parking Only

Colorful Scooter Rider

Colorful Scooter Rider

Motorcycle Milk Delivery

Motorcycle Milk Delivery

Family on a Motorcycle

Family on a Motorcycle

Written by Martin Belan

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