- Sep 7, 2014
- Delhi-NCR/ Mumbai
Purchasing a Vehicle Vs Driving it Ethically.
You all shall agree to the fact that buying a vehicle in today’s time has become much easier than it was 2 decades back. Thanks to the literacy levels that have risen, also the resources to buy a vehicle are easily available now. Owning a vehicle is undoubtedly a matter of pride for everyone right from a biker to a person owning a truck. However, another important aspect that has been coming in my thoughts quite often is how many owners/drivers do actually know the most appropriate manner and safe manner of driving? On Road, one can see number of examples where the owner/driver might own the costliest SUV/Sedan/any car or bike but they are least bothered of the way they are driving. Apart from this, I feel these types of drivers are rouge bulls who do not know how to drive but just to show-off their materialistic wealth they buy a car and become the “Gaadi Wale Bhai Saab”. It is really not difficult to pick such cartoons out of the sane driver’s lot. I commute on one of the busiest routes of Noida and over there I do see many such supposedly educated drivers driving their cars/bikes on roads in a manner like they have just driven a tractor in the field before holding the steering wheel or the bike. Its really very sad to see the cars/bike being put through so much of damage.
For such drivers owning a 2 wheeler or 4 wheeler is a matter of power. The bigger the vehicle, bigger is their might. For such drivers the favorite class of vehicle begins with nothing less than a SUV or a heavily tinted sedan. They are least bothered of traffic signals or the approaching traffic. For them the rule is “Me First”. If you ever happen to interact with them you’ll be surprised to that, many of them not even know how to spell the name of the car they are driving. All they know is it’s a Maruti or Toyota or Ford et al. For them the vehicle’s size matters and not the way of how it is to be driven on road. Coming to the 2 wheeler, by owning a 2 wheeler, the condition become even worse with such type of ill-knowledgeable people taking to the roads. If ever they nudge your car, they’ll in all probability cut a shameless face. So my observation over a period of time for this subject is, its not about the vehicle you drive/ride rather it’s about the knowledge of person about the vehicle that he’s riding.
Such shameless rouges are an insult to the entire motoring community pan-India. I feel, its good for someone to have resources for buying the most expensive and stylish car or bike but what is equally important is the fact that one should certainly know how to drive/ride it in a safe and diligent manner. By having improper driving knowledge, you may be having the best vehicle at hand but you’ll be seen as nothing more than a abandoned cattle which roam around freely on the road without slightest of bother about the vehicles or traffic. But, if you are a sensible human with a brain then better is to first get knowledge of how to keep a vehicle and how to drive it ethically. Money can buy you the best vehicle but not necessarily the knowledge of driving it properly.
Today’s time has become rather easy for anyone to have a vehicle but the attitude and ego of the riders/driver have gone up so high that even if they are at fault they’ll first ignore their mistake and try to justify their lunatic driving on road. These people are mostly likely to initiate verbal brawl and show their might but they forget that not everyone is going to overlook their non-sense. I honestly think, the authorities should be on the look-out of such type of drivers/riders and instantly prosecute them on road itself by impounding their licenses and vehicles regardless of the fact how well “connected” they might be.
I wrote this article because as I travel during the day, I closely observe the behavior of the traffic here and its sad to see the enjoyment of driving has got lost because of these type of fat-brained people taking to the wheels and considering themselves as best of the drivers. This is my personal observation friends; it would be nice if you all too can share your views on the same and share your experience. In the end, I just would conclude by saying, Any Car/Bike no matter how expense will project one’s status or knowledge. It is the way how one drives/rides it and keeps it. One can buy a vehicle but in today's time it is not necessary that he'll drive it ethically. Sad but True!