So let me give you an idea of the traffic laws today in Goa, India:
1. Driving out of Margao towards Navelim – municipal policeman stops and asks for my licence – I produce an international licence and he smiles and congratulates me on having the right licence – coz most people don’t. I smile back and tell him yep – I do not like paying fines so that is why I am legal! (Am sure he has gritted teeth in that smile!)
2. Driving out of Nuvelim towards Cuncolim (on highway now) national policeman stops me for not wearing a helmet and I have to pay Rs 100/- fine (circa $2 or £1.50). He smiles and gives me a signed piece of paper (presumably that means it is not going in his back pocket?!?) to show to any other police I meet today as this fine entitles me to drive anywhere WITHOUT a helmet until midnight!
Those were the traffic laws Today – let’s see what tomorrow brings eh? Love this country and all it’s trafficking!