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Crossing streets and backing up

Istanbul has a lot of quirks; they measure in the millions.  One of them is backing up: going in reverse.  I’m talking about driving, not dancing, for what its worth.  Driving in Istanbul is an adventure.  Walking isn’t really safe; and bicycling is out of the question. One of the many reasons for this is whoever’s brilliant idea it was to install a reverse gear in automobiles.

Every day here I see cars going in reverse for reasons that are beyond my comprehension. Once a week or so I’m nearly killed by a car going in reverse.

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