Lucknow has since forever been the land of Nawabs, doing what one wishes to and not being under anyone’s supervision is exactly how the little Nawabs are brought up here. With all its glory and reputation it’s something really hard for the so-called Nawabs to swallow the bitter truth that, they are way oblivious to the term called ‘civic sense’. It’s great to see the city developing but, I feel sorry for the city, as it’s not gonna be of any use. People here are always in such a hurry that they don’t mind flouting traffic rules to save a few seconds.
“Koi idhar se gaadi kaat raha hai, koi udhar se, sadkon pe poora confusion rehta hai, Jahan ‘No U-turn’ ka signboard laga hai, wahin se sab turn karte hain. Jo likhha hai, woh toh man’na hi nahi hai.”
With such level of ignorance on the roads, no metro or bullet train would be able to solve the problem. It’s high time for the people of Lucknow to jiggle their common sense and bring out their civic sense to use because it matters.
There is no need to work as traffic ‘mitra’ but to be a real traffic ‘mitra’ from your inside.
Helmet, Boots, Gloves, Riding Jackets and Riding Pants, Is it too much? Maybe but I would rather sweat a little than deal with a broken bone or road rash. Specially for Helmet what people think like “It’s uncomfortable and hot. It messes up my hair. It isn’t cool. I’m only going a short distance. I’m not going to fall, so I don’t need one.” But according to Doctors, there are no valid excuses for not strapping on this vital piece of protective gear. It may seem overwhelming for a few days but once you get used to it, you will not be able to ride without protective gear. A lot of people buy “cheap” gear for the sake of buying gear just for avoiding “Challan” and not for safety. Please buy the best, this investment will save you a ton on hospital/medical bills.
The idea of a seat-belt in a car is to keep the occupant from being thrown out of the vehicle. Seat-Belt ! Ever paid attention to the straps next to the seats in your car? Well, unlike you, they are there for a reason. Well if you pull them across your chest and clip it in the hook on the other side of the seat, behind the handbrakes the setup becomes a life guard! (Just in case you did not know) See the thing is, they are there for your protection and not for decoration, better push off your laziness and use it or abandon your car and walk your way because knowing your awesome driving skills it’s a surety you might need it soon enough.
Using high beams inside the city! Like seriously. Well, you might not get the intensity of it but let me assure you, the fellow drivers do feel the intensity, to the limit of stopping their vehicle in the middle of the road and smashing that headlight of yours into your face. Maybe then, you would get how difficult it gets for other drivers to concentrate on the road with your headlight shining at them.
Always use caution when changing lanes. Cutting in front of someone, changing lanes too fast or not using your indicators may cause an accident or upset other drivers. What’s the use of your driving when you don’t even know when to indicate your turn. Indicating just before you turn…’Itna ehsaan bhi kyu karte hain janaab!’.
You know what, driving on the wrong side to avoid taking the U-turn which is a bit ahead, is not at all sensible. Whats the use risking others’ lives while trying to save a bit of your petrol or time. Your life might not be of much importance to you but others’ have a life worth living. So, instead of trying to save your money try using your brain and take the proper U-turn.
We agree that Lucknow is full of talented people but show-casing the talent on the road is something disrespectful for your talent. So, try your paan-art at your home because, to be frank, no one is a fan of your art. Keep your shit in your house, the roads and the people don’t need to see how you are killing yourself.
Parking in the middle of the road!! have you ever wondered when you are busy enjoying your time in those shops people on the road are hurling all the possible abuses at you and waiting to beat the shit out of you once you are back!. If you don’t want to be seriously hurt someday try avoiding parking your vehicle in the middle of the road and make use of the parking lots.
This is something that irritates me to the last nerve, it’s the patience and upbringing that has stopped people from lodging in front of your vehicle and shout it out at your face, ‘Ghar nahi hai kya tere pass? vaha kar lena mel milap! ye road hai bhai!!’. We are well aware that you have a lot of relatives whom you keep bumping in the middle of the road. Greet them, meet them, take them to your home only after you steer clear of the road.
Come again! What’s that race you have participated in? No race? It doesn’t seem so!! The all-time hurry you are in, skipping traffic signals, flying over speed breakers and cutting through the roundabouts what are you trying to prove? Because despite all your efforts you reach late at your destinations, better follow what path has been set for easy movement than risking people’s lives.
Dear pedestrians, using sidewalks for walking won’t bring disgrace to you. What on earth, makes you avoid using the safe path and take a senseless stroll on the main road. Having an idea of your road sense, it really isn’t surprising to see you struggle your way across the road despite your super power to stop the speeding vehicles with just a gesture of your hand.
When it’s clearly visible that the road in front is completely packed and the person standing in front of you can not move a bit to let you pass, what makes you blow the horn so loudly? Do you intend to deafen the people around you? Or do you think your horn will make the mountains move?
It is last but most important point to be mention that Don’t use your phone or any other electronic device while driving, Keep 100% of your attention on driving at all times – no multi-tasking. Sometimes it is difficult to focus on the road which makes it easy to forget that the roads are shared by everyone and not for your exclusive use.
Human beings have a strange fondness for engaging in behaviors they know are likely to kill them – smoking, swimming with sharks, hard drugs, eating until you can’t see your feet any more – and the seemingly irresistible habit of breaking traffic rules while driving.
Driving safety tips
Drive Safe, Be Safe…
Be the change,
God bless you.