Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I am a smiling driver, are you one?




I am sure most of you who have been riding/driving for a considerable amount of time would have come across one kind or other road rage.
Chaotic traffic, idiotic lane cuttings, jam packed junctions, haphazard overtaking, continuous honking... the list goes on. Most of us would have wished at one time or other that it would have been like heaven if every one started abiding the traffic rules. How many time we wished the other fellows on the road to be more courteous and law abiding.

And what did we do for that? in most cases, sweet nothing.

When i was frustrated because of the lack of traffic sense, i decided to do a small thing - i decided to start abiding traffic rules. No signal jumping, no honking and no rush on road. Stay away from creating chaos and traffic jams.
It was indeed a pleasant surprise to me when I came across a group of guys/gals who share my same vision. They call themselves smiling drivers, and there motto - "Follow traffic rules, Be nice to others on road".
Now I am also one of them, and Jeevs sport a smilingdriver badge with proud.

If you are someone who rides/drives, take a minute and stop making rush. Start abiding traffic rules, and be little courteous to other users of road. Stay away from road rage. If you want to show the other guy/gal that you are a better driver/rider, battle it out in a rac track, not on a public road. And please don’t mix drink and drive/ride. And, wear a smile on face. Be a smiling driver.

Go to the smilingdrivers website to read more about us.

17 comments:

vEENs said...

Ohh! thats so sweet!

I always abide the rules [most of the time]
I promise to be more "smiley", but thats difficult right.. from girl's that too smiles, we don't have much courteous people on road... who did believe what I am trying to do :)

But well it never hurts to try.. I will.

Kuttibalu said...

Nice post aNoop..

//Be nice to others on the road.// sometimes i can't be nice to ppl who doesn't give way for an Ambulance, kid and handicapped.

here me too joining the club... let us spread this....

btw, do you have orbit white b4 smiling :D :D :D

Prats said...

Having been riding for many years I feel, but never ever get pissed off....I just let the guys go past and let them be....and it has worked...


Only once I jumped a traffic signal...and that too 'cos I didn't see the signal up in the air, and I was dreaming....but this happened while I was incollege so please undersatnd

I think its basically, you bug me I bug you kind of a situation most times

priya said...

Never good to be a road rager and if a woman smiles, hmmm she will be followed huh!!!

nomad said...

i guess bangalore needs some thing like this. count me in

nomad said...

smiling always helps too ive always made it a point to thank some one and any one who does some thing nice for me on the road like giving me space or not hassling me when he realises its the traffic ahead and not me htats held him up or any thing similar

Smriti Srivastava said...

Great Post... :) Smiling Post :)

Well, I have to admit I am a generally law abiding citizen when it comes to the roads.... but I tend to take an off on Sundays... not always though.. hmmm!!!

Checkin out the site rite now...and yeah, I do smile at people....in a sarcastic way, if they've cut me off and I can find them at the next signal(amazingly, it happens quite often with me!!). I just go, "Well done mate...." and give them a thumbs up. Will try in a non-sarcastic way soon... ;)

Sam said...

Sensible.. but then at times fellas on road really drive drive the nails in the head... and then there are teh insufferable pedestrians who choose to walk bang in the centre of the road... the footpath non-existent thanks to teh civic authorities and these fellas siply refuse walk along the side of the road... jeez.. i dunno what to do then??

d SINNER!!! said...

don't own a car, dnt have a scooty yet...dnt evn wn a bicycle...

bt i promise to try more to smile more and obey alllll the traffic rules...

sooo ,,,anyone giftin me a nano...anyone????:P

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don't you do the whole ping-form-on-blogrollin-ritual??

Solitaire said...

Keep it up!

Vinita said...

:)

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*~*Sameera*~* said...

That was a nice thing to know.Glad that people have started becoming aware of the goodness of following traffic rules and a :)

Thinking aloud said...

This is sorely needed in DELHI...the biggest grouches are the ones driving there...

c e e d y said...

its not a big problem here...except for on the highways....

Shre said...

70% of road rage and almost 90% of your chances of being it's part are in trash if you just Smile...
Great going, hope others also follow this instead of shouting chili at each brake...