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Old 9th May 2013, 17:11   #151
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Actually more than having to pull over or stop, the attitude/rudeness of the cops is what irks most people IMO. Again, I think the security angle would be the reason or excuse (depending on which side one is talking from).
I think the rudeness is just something which is passed on from their political bosses. I am sure they would get to hear a earful from their superiors and bosses if they dont clear the road completely on time. This may lead to unwanted transfers or demotions or punishment postings/ duty. Maybe this is their way of passing on the stress. I am not defending them but trying to see why they would behave like this with common people.
Of course there are exceptions who cannot handle the powers they have.
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To give due credit to policemen, they face a great amount of stress everyday on the roads. Right from interfering political bosses, to influential people/you know who my father is kinds, to moronic pedistrians, beggars, motorists, criminals and to add to it, hot dusty polluted streets. This much is enough to make most people lose their sanity.

Most of the cops try to be civil and polite in spite of atrocious working conditions, and we have give them credit for examplary behaviour considering the conditions they operate under. A few of them are unable to handle stess, the power and behave rudely.
Whenever I speak politely with the cops, they speak politely with me, I believe good manners start from ourselves.
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Old 11th May 2013, 12:02   #153
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Only one solution,-Stay away from them.

Either you let them pass,or you maintain a good distance.
No point in arguing or messing around with them.
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Today morning my wife called me sounding all tensed up and she said she was harassed on road. My first though went to eve teasers but then she says it was a vip convoy

She was on a single lane road with cars parked on the left side and with heavy traffic in front. And she had to bear the full brute force of the Pilot car's scary siren/horn and frantic waving of hands from inside.

She had no choice but to keep going forward till she found a gap on the left and managed to give way to the minister and his pilot and escorts.

This is something i'm sure we have all gone through at some point in time. Why do they have to do this? I can understand giving way to CMs, Home Ministers and Collectors but Agricultural Minister and Tourism Minister?!

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Old 3rd June 2016, 20:20   #155
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Shaming them is the answer. In social media, in the press, in public - government events. Over time, they would realise that it would cost them heavily and desist from such shenanigans. Times Now ran a campaign on such VIP culture. However, such blatant pompousness seems to be higher down South.
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Yes, it is impossible sometimes as we dont see a place to move the car to give way. Happens when ambulance is behind us as well.

VIP culture(or lack of it) probably will remain forever.
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Its India sirji, what else do we expect! "Highly-educated" people will say, "so what, quietly give way & enjoy your life, speaking against such incidences is unfruitful, waste of time & energy."

According to me even PM should obey the rules of the road. Unless there's an emergency situation.
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Yes.
Nowadays, get a picture/video. Shame them.
What the heck is a "VIP" anyway?
Polician? er, public servant.
Rich? You will still pay as much road tax as the law abiding rich person.
Powerful?

As of now, "Highly educated" people will say, let them pass, but shame them. Earlier it used to be just "let them pass". You could end up getting hurt bad. But now you have an anonymous medium. These guys are probably harassing 100s of people a day, Who knows who clicked a snap or took a video.
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A VIP convoy drives at such reckless speeds within city/highway that I would NOT want to be seated in a convoy car.

Our VIP's lives are in danger. Every 3 months you hear about our beloved politicians getting injured in traffic accidents.

Speed governors for VIP convoys is the solution, and it partly solves the public harassment issue too.
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Have a friend who lives opposite the new airport and hence gets his gate padlocked when VIP's come!
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VIP and "Entitlement" Credo has to be stopped.
We the common regular blokes pay the taxes and yet, are forced to wait interminably or endure closures of toll roads when these blasted VIP's pass by. Who are they?
Just elected representatives!
My time or yours, is valuable as theirs is! After all my time spent at work enables me to pay the taxes that they live on!
Blighted Scum!
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Assam's current Chief Minister has asked all his ministers, bureaucrats to shun the VIP culture and travel along with the traffic obeying all traffic rules. He has been doing it since he took office some 2 weeks back. Don't know if it will last long, but seeing his convoy stop at traffic signals and traveling in bumper to bumper traffic, it surely looks good. Hope it becomes a norm for all the present and future people's representatives and the bureaucracy in all states.
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