Originally Posted by bReeze AkA brIo
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- educated or not, all behave in same way
Very correct - It is not about just education. There are several instances when even the educated crowd tried to jump signals, or drive with high-beams no matter how small a vehicle is coming in the opposite, or throw garbage out of their car windows or avoid taking a U-turn 1 KM down the road and instead take a 100 meter drive in the opposite late.
Originally Posted by anshuman8
Cab drivers will remain same whether they drive Indica or Merc.
It may be true that cab drivers will remain the same irrespective of what they drive. I feel, it has more to do about the nature of people.
A lot of us act as cab drivers in some field or other. For example, we all (may) know several colleagues in our offices who take credit for others work (similar to a cab driver honking and flashing light to drive ahead of you) or boss around others in office without concern for them (similar to some drivers using high beam all the while) or have colleagues who start shouting during meetings and not allow anyone else to speak (similar to cab drivers not giving you space on road) or see people who make the pantry dirty by dropping tea/milk/sugar/etc (similar to people dropping garbage, etc).
The actual problem lies in the nature of people itself and not whether one is a cab driver or not; or driving a merc or anything else.
In fact, I read on this forum (and else where), that two-wheelers are coming in wrong direction or driving in the high-speed lane or cutting across the cars, especially, at signals, etc. When I think about this, I myself have driver my scooter in the wrong directions (to avoid taking a U-turn 1 KM down the road and instead take a 100 meter drive in the opposite late) or cut in front of cars at signals. After reading complaints from so many people and I myself understanding the difficulty of driving a car when a two-wheeler does such acts, I have stopped doing such useless acts.
I have seen several instances when cab drivers and/or water-tanker drivers have helped me take my car through narrow lanes when I was learning to drive the car, while some guys with big cars came behind me flashing light like hell even though my car had a large visible "L" board.
I feel, most of the cab drivers are over worked or are under pressure to reach on time, causing them to be the way they are.
In general, if we slow down or give way, instead of getting angry, we will not feel so irritated or bad about their driving
Originally Posted by Vishwas
Afterall they don't own the merc, it's that attitude which makes them drive crazily, anything happens, they run away. And the solution is to teach these fools a lesson by annoying them, in the sense to drive like one of them and trick them.
I feel it could be scary or dangerous to drive like those guys. This is based on my experience when I was driving from Vellore to Bangalore last year; as I was nearing Bangalore, I found that people with huge cars - white boards only- drive at crazy speed and give a terrible scare. Initially, I was also trying to drive at good speed and overtake a slow moving truck, etc. After realizing that it was too dangerous, I slowed down to about 60 kmph or so, and found that none of them bothered me. I was driving at a much relaxed pace with more control on the car and my mind was at peace.
Originally Posted by amit1km
I don't have really any respect for those cab driver. They are the spices which should be Extinct from the human race for the benefit of the other road user, like in ancient time Dinosaurs were Extinct.
Cab/auto driver always think they are the boss of the road.
I feel any driver (and more importantly the non-cab drivers) who drive in such a rash manner should be extinct :)
If each of us start driving carefully, and without getting perturbed by someone overtaking us, or crossing our path, we show by example and slowly, more and more people might follow the order.
I really wish more people read forums like TAI
to know the dangers of rash driving or understand the pain caused by rash driving to fellow drivers. Even more important is for car driving teaching schools to make the people they are teaching understand the importance of order on the roads
(sorry for babbling a lot here, and possibly with some unorganized sentences - tried to put in several thoughts that came to my mind during my own year of driving my nano)