Article Title: Change attitude, not lanes


Article Summary

In this article, the author at his sarcastic best sheds some light on the driving etiquette of Indians. He recalls ‘Maut ka Kuan’ from the circus and says that traffic today is akin to it and that riders today have taken it upon themselves to continue its tradition – but on the roads. The increasing traffic has made us Indians skilled at multitasking and the author is astonished to see people engaging in quite many tasks whilst being stuck in the jam. The hastiness at the signal crossing and a complete disregard for No Entries have become the norm today. Cautioning to maintain a safe distance from the bus operators he says that the same applies to those youngsters furiously driving their supercars. While people may preach safe driving to others, they shy away from following their own advice which is why the author thinks that true democracy gets reflected on our roads and a serious change in attitude is needed of late. One must remember that the driving license only permits us to drive, and not think of oneself as James Bond with a license to kill.

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