In this past days that I have driven around I have realized that it is not only that people don't follow the rules but they are disrespectful, even with people trying to cross the street. You only watch and think for yourself because the car next to you can do any move in any minute. You may think he is going to go strait but the next second he goes in your rail in front of you. It is very weird how Peruvians say how hard it is to get the drivers license here since the test is very strict and then when you are on the road you see people driving terribly.
Learning to drive in Lima this past days has taught me a few things about how to survive in the streets in Peru. For starters, always be sure about where you are going and what are your moves. If you are not sure of what you want then you have a problem, the cars won't wait for you if you want to turn, turn because as soon as a car comes it won't stop! Then, it has also reached me to never be scared, if you are scared then you'll start getting stressed and driving bad. To survive you have to be 100% in control of the car, knowing you dominate it and be sure of yourself otherwise like pirañas the other cars will eat you alive on the road. Nobody pities. Thirdly I've learned that handling the wheel correctly and keeping your car in your lane is very important. For some reason people are always in a rush so in order to stay aways from accidents keep your lane and let the busy people pass you by.