You think the idea of sign-free crossings is nothing but a libertarian dream? Think again. A broken traffic light in a major Budapest intersection reveals how beautifully humans adapt to chaos. Video below.
An unassuming Dutch traffic engineer showed that streets without signs can be safer than roads cluttered with arrows, painted lines, and lights. Are we ready to believe him? Best-selling author Tom Vanderbilt explains why we should. —Ed.
To understand the libertarian beauty of Third World traffic, you have to let go of system-level traffic structures and focus on near-vehicle interactions.