Drivers Navigate Chaotic Intersection In Ethiopia

Published May 7, 2014 117,477 Plays

Rumble / Time LapsesWe all hate the morning commute. People rushing all over the place, cars honk everywhere and you just want to keep on sleeping. But no matter what you think about your morning travels to the office, we bet it doesn't even compare to what you are about to see in this video!

This CCTV footage in located in the center of Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, on Meskel Square. The intersection sees thousands upon thousands of all sorts of vehicles everyday, yet it is known as one the most chaotic crossroads on the planet. The footage of the cars crossing the nerve center of the capital is mesmerizing to watch, because the massive intersection is a free-for-all for the drivers, having no traffic lights and no lines painted on the road.

Meskel Square is often the site chosen for the festival and celebrations in Ethiopia, but during the day, it is the most nerve wracking point to drive through. Yes, ladies and gents, this is just another normal day on the streets of Addis Ababa.

Addis Ababa is the largest city of Ethiopia. It has a population of 3,384,569 according to the 2007 population census, with annual growth rate of 3.8%. This number has been increased from the originally published 2,738,248 figure and appears to be still largely underestimated.