Write a comment
Don’t Drive Here – Lima

Don’t Drive Here – Lima

TV Episode from the Don't Drive Here Series in 2013

Discovery Channel (c)

Don’t Drive Here was a reality television series with 2 seasons and 12 episodes. It aired on Discovery Channel Canada and was hosted by Andrew Younghusband. The series was a follow-up to Canada’s Worst Driver. In August 2015, it was announced that they had not renewed the show for a third season.

Each one-hour episode featured Younghusband in a different country completing driving challenges in one of “the world’s worst driving cities”, with the goal of learning to drive better than a local professional driver. Cities featured in the first season of the show included Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; Mexico City, Mexico; Manila, Philippines; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; and Lima, Peru. Cities featured in the second season included Nairobi, Kenya; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; La Paz, Bolivia; Rome, Italy; and São Paulo, Brazil.

In the episode about Lima, the vehicular chaos in the capitol of Peru was exposed. There were many controversy discussions in the press and public, even though everyone had to agree that it was a genuine reflection of the daily conditions. The mayor of Lima (at that time) - Susana Villarán - mentioned that she really liked the documentary – a fact that caused public outrage because of the shown criticism in the documentary about the insufficient work of the Peruvian Traffic Police, insufficient technical vehicle inspections and the easiness of passing the test for the drivers’ exam.

We could not hold back to write up our own point of view – read more in “Driving in Lima - Not for the faint-hearted” (Peruvian combination of “demolition derby” and a “game of chicken”). Includes our personal interpretation of traffic rules. Please do not take this seriously!

Best watch the documentary.

Say something here...
characters left
or post as a guest
All comments MUST be in English and will be moderated before publishing.
They will appear below within 24 hours.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.

Be the first to comment.

Peru Newsflash

Peru Event Calendar

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Latest Content...

Latest Video

Maria Reiche - Memories

Maria Reiche - Memories

Submitted by: Tintin
05 December 2021

Long Reads...

  • Peruvian Archaeology

    The Mystery of the Nazca Lines in Peru

    In the 1920s, when people first flew across southern Peru, they made an astonishing discovery. Stretching below them,…
  • Peruvian Personalities & Founders

    Francisco Pizarro González (1474-1541)

    Francisco Pizarro, a peasant from Spain, was one of the least well-equipped conquerors in history. However, in the name…
  • Peruvian Archaeology

    The colorful Fabrics and Textiles of Peru

    Europe’s first knowledge of Peruvian textiles was acquired following the Spanish invasion of Peru in 1532, when the…
  • Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales

    The Jeweled Frog and the Condor

    By a quiet pond, at the side of a cloud-topped mountain in Peru, lived a small green frog and his large green family.…
  • Peru Info

    Peruvian Economy

    The Peruvian economy is an emerging, social market economy highly dependent on foreign trade and classified as an upper…