05 July 2005

Menace on the roads

After driving around the roads of banaglore on my honda unicorn for a month or so here are my observations:
1. The bike is pretty good.Neat balance and handling, sturdy too !
2. The mileage is ok.For 100rs of petrol i get around 100kms.What more is needed from a 150cc kick ass bike ?
3. I was knocked down by a speeding ford ikon car once and my bike does have some bruises ;-) { its a different matter that the ikon car was trying to overtake another car from left and hit me when i was almost on the corner of the road.May he rot in hell! }

Anyway some general observations about the traffic :
1. I need not say anymore but bangalore traffic sucks bigtime
2. People are absolutely short of patience.Honking at you when the vehicle in front of you has not yet moved.
3. Road rage is at its peak here.Abusing, fighting !!
4. The main danger to you is the autos.They move slowly even on roads with heavy traffic and cut across from the middle of the road to a corner.I forgot the number of auto drivers who would have been at the receiving end of my rather foul mouth !!
5. Two wheeler drivers are a menace too.They cut across lanes, drive on footpaths and honk at you in a traffic signal when it is just orange light.Buggers when they are waiting at a signal they want to move when it becomes orange.However they also want to drive out when the signal just turns red ! So high probability of a traffic signal collision !
6. It is totally unsafe to be driving anytime after 10.30pm. The call center carriers of death are looming large, driving in one ways, jumping signals !

Two wheeler driving is a major stress indeed in this hell hole !
K.Shyam

Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 11:13 AM

2 Comments

  1. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 11:56:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    so, why did you buy one????
  2. Blogger K.Shyam posted at Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 12:53:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    hmm i normally dont reply to anonymous comments but this time i will take an exception.
    ok so why did i buy one ? well the answer is simple.in spite of all these hazards and problems my travelling time gets reduced by atleast half !
    and let me tell you one more thing.we buy a new pair of shoes.it causes a bruise on our feet.does that mean we never buy a pair of shoes again ?

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