Of Traffic annoyances and Idiocy on hyderabad roads.Of Traffic annoyances and Idiocy on hyderabad roads.

Of Traffic annoyances and Idiocy on hyderabad roads.

Driving on the roads of Hyderabad was never a fun experience. The fact that as infrastructure changes so do the annoyances that are a part and parcel of driving in Hyderabad is a subject for a lot of research that I am sure some behavioral sciences student should undertake on their path to suicide.

What really irks me about the traffic in this city can basically be boiled down to two simple points:

  1. Idiots talking on their cell-phone while driving/ riding.
  2. Idiots who do not know the usage of the high beam and constantly try to die and kill at the same time by driving without any discipline and in high speed while talking on their cell phones

But this would not be any different that any other blog’s rant on the same subject if I didn’t add some violence and brutal methods to subvert these practices now, would I?

Well, here it goes: For the idiots talking on their cell-phones, the answer is quite simple – Get traffic policemen to carry packets of hands-free devices (the simple ear piece) for most popular models of cell phones and as and when the idiot is caught, the policeman/ police woman not only charges them for violation of the law, but also forces the idiot to buy an earpiece for twice the normal amount. As a way to ensure that this method works, the policeman gets to keep 75% of the money involved (god knows most of them are underpaid) with every charge as personal income and the idiot gets a receipt for the purchased item (of course).

For the second annoyance, I personally am contemplating carrying a sling or a “swingable” chain that I can swing and cause damage to the offending vehicle.

Any other ideas that anyone reading this blog might have, are of course more than welcome in the comments :)

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  1. Posted February 11, 2008 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    Have to admit I have thought of carrying “swingable” chains a million times myself.

    Hoping that Tata’s new launch the Nano will at least make the driving test a lot more difficult than the farce that it is now.

    Also educating the current “driving” population on simple things like:
    1. Leaving on time
    2. Driving as they expect the others to
    3. Lane discipline etc
    should bring visible changes.

  2. Posted February 11, 2008 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    For discipline at intersections, I have a strategy:

    Assign a 2nd officer to each intersection and issue them a paint gun. After the light changes or after 1st officer blows his whistle, count to three, then pelt everyone still going through the intersection (cars, two wheelers, whatever). The paintball paint should be permanent, maybe with some super-glue, acid and/or chili pepper powder in it also.

    I think the police would have more fun at work this way.

  3. Posted February 12, 2008 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    My personal suggestion is whenever a person is seen talking on the cell phone when driving, just ram your bike into them. Let him fall. Let him break his bones. Trust me. 2 months of such treatment and this will not happen again.

  4. anubhav
    Posted February 14, 2008 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    bicycle rulz :)

  5. Posted March 4, 2008 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    Btw…how does it matter to u? If I am not wrong you walk back to ur house rite??? :P

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