Gallery: India's insane Suzuki factories
By the time you've read this story, this plant will have made 40 cars
Posted: 10 Apr 2013
Stand back from it all, and you wonder how anyone gets anywhere. Not a single person obeys any traffic law, and the horn is used for everything from warning the car in front that you'd like to overtake, to telling a pedestrian that they're about to get flattened, to warning the car behind that you're about to change lanes. When Suzuki first investigated bringing a car to India, one of the key considerations was fitting a more robust horn. Honestly.
The strange thing is that there's very little aggression when Indians use the horn. It's almost a communication tool. And the even crazier thing is that if anyone actually bothered to use their mirrors - half the cars have the driver's side ones folded in so they can squeeze through even tinier gaps - they wouldn't need the horn in the first place.