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Old 2nd January 2007, 23:47   #16
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i love it when i stop at a red light and some maniac horns like crazy from behind.its fun to see him go mad honking and flashing his lights...and when it turns green i zoom of before he can shift to 1st.
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Old 2nd January 2007, 23:50   #17
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If I said "Desparado" how many here would believe me?

KKr, this is TBHP. I would expect 95-99% here to be conformists.
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Old 3rd January 2007, 00:26   #18
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50% conformists and 50% maverick...
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Old 3rd January 2007, 01:09   #19
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Conformist between 7 am to 10:30/11 pm.
Maverick after 11pm .
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Old 3rd January 2007, 01:56   #20
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Definitely a conformist most of the time, though a maverick often post 2300 hrs. I never, ever break a signal in traffic. And like iraghava, the only rule I don't follow is that of speeding when I think it's safe...
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Old 3rd January 2007, 02:20   #21
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Yup...as elf and iraghava said, the only rule I knowingly break is while speeding.

And I always wait for the signal to become green completely. People start honking even if there are 3-4 secs left on the timer. I just look back and glare at them. And before they can react, I am ffaaar away

aah...the advantages of having a fast bike
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Old 3rd January 2007, 07:58   #22
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I am a diehard comformist...once early in the morning i stopped in a signal when no traffic around....this made an indicab following me to slow down and maan, he was furious...looked at me as if he is going to bang my head and i just returned him with a smile....no words exchanged (infact he had nothing to say) but overtook me and moved on (still signal was red)..

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Old 3rd January 2007, 08:21   #23
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I would love to be a conformist - I mean obey traffic rules. But sadly situation in Bangalore does allow only to go with the cluster of vehicles.
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Old 3rd January 2007, 08:40   #24
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Conformist here.Although, my town doesnt have any traffic signals lol.
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Old 3rd January 2007, 11:06   #25
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I'm very much a confirmist, unless I can't see the traffic light - generally due to some silly bus or truck obstructing the view.
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Old 3rd January 2007, 11:11   #26
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Mostly conformist, unless I'm driving fast with a gaggle of cars, and it's risky to stop.

Any time in the day or night!

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Old 3rd January 2007, 11:45   #27
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Me too Conformist, despite being pissed off by the incessant honks of mavericks behind!
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Old 3rd January 2007, 11:47   #28
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I have voted for myself as "maverick" but I would say I am "pragmatic". I don't cut a red light just because traffic cops are not present -- there also has to be no traffic on the cross-road *and* some pressure from behind for me to cut a red light. I am not comfortable with this and would prefer to wait, but I don't enjoy getting honked at by a whole bunch of guys from behind, and buses inching very close to me. I am pragmatic in the sense that I follow the principle "when in Rome do as Romans do".
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Old 3rd January 2007, 11:56   #29
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Conformist here...unless compelled too much by friends.
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Old 3rd January 2007, 13:42   #30
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i m an die hard conformist and i have devised my own ways to remain one most of the times and also save my car from being banged from behind.

i use the palm beach road of Navi Mumbai everyday and there is one signal when we near vashi which many people jump. fortunately you can see the signal from a far distance whether it is green, yellow or red as the pole is put up at quite a height. if i know that i have to stop, i just roll down my window and show the slowing down signal as used in older days and thus giving an idea to those behind me that i m gonna stop.

the other day, i was as usual waiting at the signal when i saw in the RVM, a wagon r closing on to me to be in a little space that was unoccupied on my right. i thought he would stop but to my surprise he just coolly broke the signal and wnent off. but the best part was that before he could reach the next signal i had already caught up with him and overtook him from the left and left him gaping at the traffic ahead of him. he got what he deserved.

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