26 May 2006
11, 10, Go!
This is a traffic signal counter.
Contrary to the practise in most parts of the world, here, you usually tend to fire away from your stationary position at a road junction when the count down reaches 10. That’s right.
And similarly, when you are about drive past a green light and you see you have about 10 seconds left, you have 2 options.
- Start applying the brakes, and get hit by the person behind you.
- Accelerate harder, and get hit by the person from the perpinducular road who would have already started from his blocks upon seeing the magical number 10.