Friday, March 23, 2007

Honking....

One day i was sitting alone and was thinking like am i concentrating well enough on the simple facts around me... just like how people honk on the road while i go to office? So i decided well i will observe how many people really honk on the basis of need....
Well initially one thing i observed was it is very difficult to control the flow of thoughts.... when i was on road...mind flows in the direction of what you see through your eyes....1-2 days i only managed to judge very little about how many people honk on road....
slowly i started observing more and more and i really started getting irritated with idea of honking...especially i see people honk without any reason.... these are some of the places where i have seen people honk...

1) There is a red signal and it is about to turn green in 10sec.... i dont know what happens at this time every one starts honking....
2) There is big jam and people keep honking from behind....feel like getting down form my bike and slapping these stupid people....
3) A person who is over speeding keeps on honking all along as if it is his road and every one should leave way for him wat so ever is the condition....
4) And i have observed a few stupid section of people whoz hands are always on the horn while they drive and its just like a practice....even its a free road every 15-20sec once they need to honk..... crazy people.... felt like r they even knowing y they r honking.....
5) The green light in the signal is about to turn red.... and person behind honks like mad....as if this signal decides his life or death state.....

I dont remember how i used to drive my bike before....but after these keen observation i am so irritated with this whole concept of honking...if i drive sensibly with a bit of thought i dont find any reason to honk and i have seen this since a month now....every day while i travel on my bike i never find a reason y i should honk....just before honking i just try to observe is there a need? If there is jam what can the person ahead do.... and y should i honk? Thanx to my observation i have almost stopped honking the busy roads of bangalore....how good it will be if people think like this....there will be a great reduction in the sound pollution and disturbances these vehicles are causing.......

I have found honking as a necessity only in 2 conditions....
1) If a kid is playing in the road or a senior citizen crossing the road unware of the vehicle advancing towards him
2) If there is blind crossing ahead.

I hope people give thought to their mind while they drive....this also increases their concentration towards driving and there by avoid lots of accidents....

3 comments:

harikrishnan said...
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harikrishnan said...

I absolutely agree with you. This is the first thing I noticed in Korean streets. No one uses their horn!!! The streets are so calm with an amount of cars which Indian streets cant even dream of. I later understood from my Korean friend that if somebody honks, others on the street consider him as a new / bad driver and give way for him/her. And if you cross the road through a Zebra line vehicle approching you will stop 10 feets away from you. And because of our great Indian road experience I returned back to the foot path several times. Then I observed one thing that the driver bowing his head inside the car and showing with hand please cross the road.And they will not move the vehicle till the time you cross the road. This is not a single incedent, I have seen it many times. The same attitude you can see in bus stop, Elivators everywhere, they go in queue, respect each other, wis each other. Our schools should teach these qualities to youngsters atleast...

poorna prajna said...

yes hari its great.... even i had heard about the same from sidd....