My father is helping me practice driving so I can start taking my car out on my own. He’s a no-nonsense and highly disciplined person when it comes to driving so he tells me to turn on the indicator when I switch between lanes, to stay within the middle lane throughout and to maintain the speed according to traffic.
Due to metro work in various parts of the city, the roads are in absolute chaos right now. Roads randomly diverge from two lanes to three and then suddenly back to two, to accommodate metro work taking place. Most people don’t use indicators when switching lanes at high speed or making a turn. Larger vehicles like buses and water tanks honk indiscriminately on two lane roads having a speed limit of 30. I know it is an intimidation tactic to pressure us to speed up or make way for them to overtake, but it is so stressful! Bikes overtake through really tiny gaps on the side at high speeds any chance they get.
I’m probably annoyed because I’m still getting used to driving, but it is so stressful. I’m constantly cursing in my head (I try to keep it polite when I curse out loud but for some reason I keep saying donkey-head?). It’s exhausting having to watch all mirrors, keep my speed in check, stay alert for clowns, keep an eye on the signal and stay within my lane. Will there be a day where I can actually enjoy the drive with some good music and no stress?