Monday, June 13, 2005

Traffic Arrogance

We are not a normal person, when we drive (atleast not me..). If you would drive on that Nelson Manickam Bridge, you certainly would not be a normal person. You would have to exchange looks with the next bike person. You would be easily irritated by the car thats sliding backwards. You are about to shout at the Auto, that took a quick turn and occupied the space you thought of occupying. You yell at the Cycle guy who just scratched your bike.

You should see the entire tension of all the people waiting on the God Damn Red Signal, in the Nelson Manickam Bridge. Sometimes, the Queue starts at Loyola College itself, those times are Heaven in itself. When all these happening to me, for the past one month, i noticed one thing.


[ctsy - Someone's worldtrip_2002 ]

We are rude people on road, no matter how good we are. Most of us are not polite drivers. We easily get irritated by mistakes committed on road, even though we are aware it might happen to us. Have you seen people shout at people who fail to start their bikes, even after the signal is on. Have you seen people gaze strong looks when someone puts a sudden brake, for the sake of a road-block.

We easily get angry on Road. Looks like everyone is on a hurry. Everyone's rushing and accelerating to their destinations. Teenagers think they are on a Mission Impossible movie, and drive like the Heroine is to be saved.

Should really put down the tension. These kind of tension on road are dangerous.
My way of avoiding is - off to office before 8 AM. No traffics. I can see my speedometer kiss 80.
Fresh air (and bad smell at valluvar kottam Onyx) refresh the day.

Next time you are on drive, think of tolerating mistakes. The person on the other seat is driving much like you, and what happens to him can always happen to you.

7 comments:

Krithika said...

Agree. NM Road is one of the worst to travel especially when the time is around 7pm. I've had the misfortune of getting stuck in the signal many times. (Almost everyday)

Ram.C said...

The person who is sitting behind will hv a dangerous experience, when they observe vehicles coming so closely.... They need to provide an alternate for this traffic clogged route.

Kaps said...

I studied in Loyola and have been witness to many such situations in Nelson Manickam Road, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam High Road etc.

Prakash said...

hi
true... specially in india and sri lanka....( as far as i know)
Here although 99% of the drivers obey road rules there are some who wants to be a Alonso or Schumacher...
Most of the people tolarate mistakes by other drivers specially the old ones...
but some people will lower their window to remind thier mum...shame
http://apylife.blogspot.com/2005/06/4-letter-f-word.html
Prakash

Karthik said...

Why not post a recent photo dude? Madras a paathu embuttu naal aachu *sniff*...

-JK

keerthi said...

Krithika, Ram and Kaps.. You guys still remember the Nelson Manickam Road !!'

Prakash, remind their mum ?? What does that mean !! Oh yeah ! now i understand. You.....

Karthik, give me your Canon, and i shall post a new photo of chennai everyday.

tt_giant said...

It is said jokingly that, if you are able to drive in Madras traffic, Miami and NY are babies.

leaving to office before 8 AM. Thats not me!!. But I live 1 mile from my office, so I really should not be comparing.