Today's View from Peru....Traffic

Lima has some of the worst traffic and craziest driving in the world. We've told you in previous posts that Peru statistically has the most dangerous roads in the world. I have often tried to take a picture that would truly show how bad the traffic can get. I've never been successful in capturing the true congestion in the streets. However, I did run across this picture recently published by a local newspaper. I hope it will convince you that we do have a bit of a traffic problem! Be sure to click on the picture for the incredible (albeit not terribly sharp) view! Remember only 8 percent of Peruvians own their own vehicle the rest rely on public transportation. When we are at a stand-still in traffic it makes me glad that vehicle ownership isn't common!