Left turns are normally free here. But are they really free? Just imagine that you are taking a left turn. First you have to slow down then circumvent the autos parked in the street corners, horn, look to your right for any vehicles from that side and turn… No wait… look out for the vehicle parked there… another is cutting across to turn into the road you are coming out from… a vehicle from right suddenly picks up speed to prevent you from merging into the traffic…

Turning into any street or road is an ordeal here just because of the thoughtless parking culture among our people. Once again the ‘chaltha hai’ attitude. So long as nothing happens to them everything is fine.

They can whizz past closely with no horn or with horn which blasts, never mind you may get a heart attack or palpitation…

They can suddenly brake, take a U turn(even in a subway or overbridge!)…

They can blind you with high beam…

They can use side stand to park and take up extra space…