Driving Skills vs Driving Ethics (in India)

Two car meters: ‘Driving Skills’ with its needle on a high number and ‘Driving Ethics’ with its needle on a low number

This graphic attempts to highlight the discrepancy between driving skills and driving ethics, which can be easily experienced on the roads in India. Even as road transport is very important for the country and expensive vehicles are commonly advertised and driven, a formal, responsible mechanism for teaching driving is almost non-existent. Most driving schools focus on ‘driving skills’ with little or no emphasis on ethics. Even the well-educated and well-to-do often disregard traffic rules. The resulting chaos — including one of the highest rates of road traffic fatalities in the world — continues to be a black spot for the country..