Monday, August 25, 2008

Traffic Sense

We often keep cribbing ... saying that people in Pune don't really have the much needed "traffic sense" anymore


 

But how do u define traffic sense...?

There could be two definitions...based on two varied perspectives...

One is...ease the co-commuter's journey...while the other much easier one is...think about yourself and only yourself...ease your journey...


 

Now I don't need to explicitly mention...which perspective puneites agree to...

Traffic rules...that puneites adhere to:

  • These are general rules for all the vehicles
    • (This is a very imp rule...anyone found violating this rule may be heavily fined..!) – I am never wrong..even if I change my lane, cross another's lane...I am not wrong...rather I am proving my driving skills...
    • If someone honks and I give way...I am not fit to drive in Pune.
    • I need not give an indication that I'm turning, in advance. It is only sufficient that I turn the wheels of my vehicle in the direction I wish to turn. Vehicles that maybe inconvenienced are none of my concern.
    • I am driving on a race track, so even if I hit someone who cares...
    • If I'm stuck in a traffic jam...even 1cm of distance I cover will help me reach my destination in time...
    • If someone is hit, falls down, is hurt...I am not supposed to stop and help. I am supposed to watch and have a hearty laugh at how people are arguing...
    • At a crossing, it is your right to go first...always...
    • If a vehicle is struggling to take a u-turn on a busy road, and he's half way through, you are not supposed to give him way. He is destined to wait, even if that means causing a traffic jam for the other traffic...
    • Try your best to break signals, signals are made to be broken...
    • If a female overtakes you, your ego is hurt. Overtake her, cut her lane in the next three seconds, else your not fit to be a man...
    • If you have to turn right...you should NOT be in the right lane...
  • These are rules buses/trucks follow
    • I need to keep changing my lane from extreme right to extreme left...
    • If another vehicle is trying to overtake me from the right, block him in such a way that he's just saved from getting cramped...
  • These are rules two wheelers follow
    • Drive as if the road is curved...take sharp turns at every turn...(coz the youth is very imaginative na..)
    • Keep to your left is an old rule...the new one is keep ur vehicle in the middle lane...
    • In case of a traffic jam, use footpaths as roads...every inch forward helps you in reaching your destination...in time...
  • These are rules cars follow
    • Who said only two wheelers can zig-zag and keep changing lanes...I can do that too...
  • These are rules rickshaws follow
    • I can stop anywhere in between..(afterall I need passengers na...)
  • These are rules cyclists follow
    • I will not drive on the left...that hurts my image...
  • These are rules pedestrians follow..to ease vehicular (com)motion
    • Don't use footpaths...they have been made by mistake..
    • Don't cross when the signal is red...the best time is when its green...and vehicles are approaching at their top speed...(its adventurous na...)


     


     

4 comments:

amruta said...

Excellent post zaru......

Best post with every TRUE word.

Still i would really like to add 1 point :
1) Gone the trend of using INDICATOR to turn..
Now a days, one just turns head to respective sides and every1 should understand that he/s he wants to take that turn.. :(

So bad is this traffic situation...

U have put it up very neatly n have covered every point...

I give 1st rank to ur blog for this wonderful post..


Keep on bloging...
Reading ur post is kind of real good experience for me..

Ashwini said...

Hilarious!! n so damn true!! I can figure out that without driving...and thats the reason I dont drive or give that adventure a chance nor allow as a pillion rider ;).

cutie pie said...

Hi nice post.
I think its not only meant to pune but for most of indian towns except very few exceptions.i will add some points of my own.

Bangalore
If there is a traffic jam, drive your vehicle through foot path.

Amritsar
Never mind about traffic signal posts. They are just been kept for beautification purpose.

Zaru said...

hehe...then tats good...coz if i can drive in pune..i am well equipped to drive anywhere...:D