Originally Posted by roman
I drive a Tata safari in Kollam,Kerala and that explains the title. I have been driving almost exclusively SUVs right from my twenties now I am almost 35.
I am giving some rules of the jungle acquired from my experiences
A very well written post but I do have a few objections as below -
Rule no 4-Always use a horn at junctions when autos are in vicinity they run wildly from lane to lane and if they do not see us things can be bad. I always use horn before overtaking and even my headlights just to make sure.
I have noticed this, especially in Kerela. People honk like nobody's business! They literally stand on their horns while approaching a junction or while overtaking.
I have driven in Kerela and while I agree that sometimes honking is absolutely necessary but trust me, it can be avoided to a large extent.
We should not be promoting honking, instead we should find ways to curb that habit.
Rule 9- If possible give hand signals also. Very effective in Indian context.
Not at all advisable for private car owners. Again, we need to stop this habit of hand signals. Every city and driver has his own style of giving hand signals which is confusing for others. Instead the standard turn indicators are much more safer.
I am a huge SUV fan and the benefits of driving an SUV is huge - better seating position, better visibility, etc. But all you need is a little more patience and judgement.