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Don’t Drive Here is a gutsy new documentary series (6 x 1hour) in which host Andrew Younghusband discovers the perils and pitfalls of driving in cities that have the worst traffic in the world.  Think Anthony Bourdain meets Top Gear, and you’ll get the picture. Season One takes us to Delhi, Mexico City, Bangkok, Lima, Manila and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Each one-hour episode features Andrew learning from the locals -- taxi drivers, truckers, driving officials and regular folks -- who show him how to navigate and survive in their unique traffic chaos. In cities where most of us would hop on a tour bus, Andrew bravely jumps into the driver’s seat.  From picking up taxi fares, to making deliveries, to navigating one of the narrowest markets in Asia, Don’t Drive Here is a high-octane journey into the heart of each city. Andrew meets a local traffic expert to find out why driving in each city is so perilous in the first place and takes the local driving test to see how regular folks get a license (urine test anyone?).  The final act has Andrew competing in a driving challenge, taking what he’s learned from the streets and competing against a local professional driver. Don’t Drive Here isn’t so much a warning (as the name playfully suggests) as a quirky celebration of the resilience and sheer survival instincts of local drivers.  Andrew leaves each city with a new admiration for those who DO drive here.  And viewers go along for the ride – experiencing life behind the wheel in places where they’d never dream of driving. Now they don’t have to.  Don’t Drive Here does it for them.

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