This is an age old topic – but somehow the more people speak/write/discuss about it, the worse the situation gets! Now, don’t get me wrong – I am all for equality and stuff!
But seriously – driving? I mean… Why!?
I guess Women make better riders than drivers
We all would agree that driving on Indian roads is nothing short of a fight on a battle-field. Yes, there are traffic rules – but nobody follows them. Signals are learnt – only to pass the Test and acquire a licence. Lines on the roads are marked – but its more to show direction which way to go..
The Pressure..The Stress.. now why would women want to get into all that?
- Women drivers lead to traffic pile-ups – Further leading to the already chaos happening on a daily basis on the roads.. okay! maybe not always but more times than not. There’s something about the hand-eye-leg co-ordination that isn’t quick enough to maneuver effectively through traffic, leading to a TRAFFIC JAM.
- The opposite of Quick is SLOW. Women are generally very correct and disciplined drivers – India on the other hand works on the opposite principal. A driver in India needs to swerve through the road in full speed…overtake another vehicle whichever side one can find space and get moving.
Can we fault a woman from following lane discipline? (not sure if people actually follow the concept of lanes in India) Apparently we can. A driver who drives by the rules – is a bane.
- Then there’s CONFUSION!
Should I turn left or right? The decisions are endless…
When one is confused “always go straight” how difficult is that?
Women are great at many things, at so many different levels – however driving isn’t one of their strongest skills. Riding – that’s more like a woman thing I suppose… they look so pretty on a bike and moreover a bike is so much easier to move around in traffic without causing much chaos.. I mean how much space does a bike take on a road? You reach faster, navigate better and its much more fun
When it comes to driving in India, there is only one rule – that there is no rule.
Well …and then there are animals, after all they have rights too!
However we all know what to do when we’re stuck on the road, – something we are very good at….. HONKING!
Whatever we (the male folk) think of Women’s presence on driving on Indian roads…. the fact remains that the female population driving nowadays is only increasing
Now if that’s good news or not! I’m not really sure!
BIGGER cars, YOUNGER drivers, LESS patience, CROWDED roads and a DESTINATION to reach. Its madness and chaos on the Indian road.