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ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF A ...CYCLE FACTORY
VOICE YOUR VIEWS - ROAD ETIQUETTE: DO WE FOLLOW IT?
They said it
The Government and Chennai city traffic police are taking active steps to curtail traffic violations to improve safety on the roads. But, unfortunately, there is little cooperation from or compliance on the part of the public and motorists. ...
Despite warnings, a number of people use the mobile phone while commuting. With such habits, how can we expect road etiquette?
Driving people crazy
Here’s what is etiquette. For a change, don’t slam on the brakes when you suddenly discover you have to turn right. You’re making life difficult for everyone else. Don’t change lanes without warning and in the midst of ...
Owning a bike or a car is a must for today’s youngsters. They seem to enjoy driving rashly and drawing attention towards themselves. I have been a victim of one such wrong-doer and my car is now lying in the garage. Follow road rules is ...
Time was when vehicles used to dip the headlights after dusk to help those coming from the opposite direction. How come this healthy etiquette has disappeared? Why are traffic policemen reluctant to enforce this age-old practice, which can ...
Indians find great comfort in two words — ‘sorry’ and ‘chalta hai’ (its okay!!). Many a time, we have been forced to feel ‘sorry’ for our ‘chaltha hai’ attitude, especially on the roads. We ...
Had we followed the rules set by the government, India would have been a far better place to live in. The sad part is that people fail to realise the fact that rules are meant for our good. Here, people believe that rules are made to be ...
Travelling in Chennai is a joke. Vendors have occupied platforms meant for the pedestrians. So, they walk in the middle of the road. And, people travelling in bus spit on the road, with little concern about the plight of others using the road. ...
Prevention is …
Road etiquette is a basic civic sense that one should possess when driving. As we all know ‘prevention is better than cure’. Let us begin to follow rules in their right spirit and reduce the number of accidents in a day. ...
Most accidents take place as a result of neglecting road etiquette. Increasing road accidents are proof of this. We can’t change lack of etiquette overnight, though. We need to create awareness among the younger generation. This will ...
Pedestrians and drivers should learn to share the road. Keep a safe distance from other vehicles, don’t talk on the cell phone and start on time to avoid rushing.
A sign displayed on a car — “This is my grandfather’s road’ says it all. Our eardrums have to be strong enough to withstand constant honking by vehicle-users. Rush and rash have become the driving norms. The proof of ...
Impatience, selfishness and insensitivity are some of the reasons for dwindling road etiquette. We have to understand that violating it inconveniences others. Remember that everyone has an equal right to use the road.
S. Karkuzhali ...
We lack basic discipline while using roads. Jumping traffic signals, incessant honking and jeering at law-abiding drivers are a few habits that we need to get rid of.
Avoid using air horns. If you have to honk, do so just once, to intimate people that you are approaching. And, set an example to your children, so that they follow traffic rules and road etiquette from a young age.
K. Balaji ...
Very often, it is the elite with their big, swanky vehicles that defy traffic rules with impunity. Traffic regulators, at times, ignore their offences.
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