Moto-Taxis and their Discontents

Road rage between motorcycles, pedestrians, and vehicles is an everyday sight in Caracas. The asphalt is a hard-fought battle ground. In recent times, radicalism and mediocre policy-making have exacerbated...

motorizadoRoad rage between motorcycles, pedestrians, and vehicles is an everyday sight in Caracas. The asphalt is a hard-fought battle ground.

In recent times, radicalism and mediocre policy-making have exacerbated our differences. There is no social pact on how we should conduct ourselves, particularly on the streets. Rather than an harmonic choreography, coexistence between pedestrians, drivers and motorcyclist has become a Hobbesian nightmare of crime, petty aggressiveness, omnipresent street-vendors, and far too many accidents.

That daily battle is gracefully parodied in this mockumentary by Daniel Ruiz-Hueck.

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Rodrigo Linares

Many interests, little time. Mechanical Engineer, first from USB, later from MIT. Making a living as a machine designer.