When the government announced plans to bring traffic regulations to the nation’s footpaths in 2014, I was quick to show my support. People failing to maintain a direct course whilst walking, and foot traffic several people wide were pet hates of mine. A single white dividing line was painted down the middle of all major walkways. The system was virtually flawless. The whole country was making incredible time. In 2016 new footpath regulations were introduced: anyone occupying the paved area was required to wear clothing fitted with indicators and brake lights. Although slightly extreme many people were in favour of the new laws. From January 1st 2018 a headlight was installed into everyone’s forehead; it automatically activated at night and during heavy fog. Even this new safety measure was understood by the general public. However, the steady increase in fines that had occurred since the introduction of the white line was not looked upon so kindly. About a month after this most recent development I travelled to Bangalore on a business trip. The Indian government had not introduced any such footpath regulations. Although I was staying only several blocks from our Asian headquarters it took me almost ten minutes to walk to work; the traffic was dense and chaotic. It was the most relaxing stroll I’d ever experience. Sure, I ran into three people, stepped on a child’s foot, and caused a minor rickshaw accident, but I didn’t have to worry about getting a fine.