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|23rd June 2007, 10:58||#46|
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I think we are giving Cabbi or auto morons a free run by complying to their bad driving tactics. It actually add to their motivation and problem worsen day after day. I understand that we don't want to be in the same league as them but I'm very content with my driving style in authentic cabbie style while going along with them on outer ring road and that really deters these morons and it indeed gives me a piece of mind as I'm not on a receiving end and this is pretty safe too as long as you know when to give up. (There will be always someone more aggressive then you.) The simple reason is that with driving skills like them and petrol engine in bay, you enjoy upper hand and might is respected. Well if everyone resorts to this, there will be wars on the road. So there are two options. Either just become like them and you don't end up being at receiving end and hence no complaining or repenting after reaching office / home. Or be a nice and calm driver, accept aggressive driving by these morons as a fact of life and don't take it on mind at all. You can't have best of both as it leads to sheer frustation, at least in Bangalore.
Let me present a concept of Driving Aggressiveness Index here. Remember your experience on driving on a narrow lane and recall how many times you gave a way to oncoming cabbie or other traffic and how many time oncoming vehicle had to stop. In an ideal world, one would expect 50 - 50 % ratio of you getting a way or giving a way. But most cabbies would force them up and make their way as high as 80 - 90% time. So their rating is 90%. Typical family man would be rated at 35%. Deside where do you stand, accept it and live with it.
|23rd June 2007, 11:10||#47|
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It really is sad to look at people react in such a way. I have been travelling regularly to the UK for business and I have travelled thousands of miles on Roads, usually as a back seat passeneger or a side passenger, but it always surprises me to see people driving in such a cool & calm way. If there is a Jam / Roadblock / Roadworks going on the motorways, people will have the patience to stop and not try to overtake ( unlike India ).
This is what we should learn from the developed countries, I know there are instance there also of road rage but compared to India it is a very negligible percentage. Even me for instance, I will never get p***ed off if I am stuck in a jam in Uk, but if it is somewhere in Delhi I will get all Mad and crazy. I guess it is in all of us to make a difference.
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