This Street Doesn't Have Any Traffic Lights, So This Is How The Drivers Navigate The Roads
Check this out before you return home from work tomorrow and start complaining about the traffic. This is Meskel Square in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. Thousands of vehicles and pedestrians pass through this intersection each day, all without the assistance of a traffic light. If this seems extreme, consider the rarity of scenes like this in the country. Of Ethiopia's 27,563 miles of road, only 3,768 are paved. Additionally, there are only three vehicles per 1,000 residents. Accidents are actually shockingly rare, and most occur on the unpaved, mountainous roads. While the lack of decent roads and adequate vehicles limits land transportation, Ethiopian Airlines is among Africa's elite, serving 65 international and 41 domestic destinations.