Thought that one time you crammed 6 or even 7 people into a cab was a lot? I'm not sure, but I think there must be at least 10 people in this car, with the baggage on top to match. This wasn't the first time I've seen an overloaded vehicle, and it certainly won't be the last. It's the norm for an undeveloped country.
This is major traffic circle for Bandiagara. Well, it's at least the one with a monument, which in my book, makes it the major traffic circle. There's only about 25,000 people that live in this small town, which is the last proper town before entering the small villages of Dogon Country.
Traveling can be quite enjoyable as a group activity, but your experience may vary.