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Why Delhi's Buses Kill People

On his blog about living in Delhi, Dave Prager tries to figure out why 100-plus citizens are killed by that city’s blue buses each year: 1) The drivers’ salaries are dependent on how many fares they pick up, and thus the faster they drive the more money they make. 2) The drivers rent their buses, so they have no incentive to make repairs — and sometimes drive their vehicles until the wheels detach. Prager’s advice to Delhi’s citizens: “Invoke Ganesha for luck … look both ways. Or maybe just don’t cross the street.” [%comments]