It was a pleasant evening. I was driving on the university road. This road is not so crowded and I was enjoying the peace and the fresh air.
Suddenly, a loud blazing horn of a car broke my peace as it passed by.
It overtook my bike almost by going on the other side of the road (it’s a single lane road). I was wondering when the whole road is vacant and I was driving on the side, why there was a need to blow the horn.
Whatever, I thought.. just drive and enjoy the weather.
Peep .. Peep-Peep, Peep, Peep-Peep… it went louder as it came near and continued as it passed me. A Pulsar being driven by a young fellow. As if the horn is a musical instrument to play.
I have noticed it on the traffic signals. You are waiting for the light to turn green and as soon as it does, all those behind you start a ceremonial honking. I sometime ask the guy behind me honking if his vehicle can fly over those who are waiting ahead of him. They need to wait because the guy who is in front of you is also waiting for his space in which he will push his vehicle ahead. Before that space comes to you as the vehicles move ahead, how can you drive. Honking will not create that space.
I think continuous honking is a habit of drivers not knowing how to drive. They think that they can drive faster by repeatedly honking. It is a great misconception. I know this because I am yet to see a driver having a honking habit and drives faster than me in a crowded traffic. Usually I find myself overtaking those continuously honking without making an extra effort.
And when this behavior is rampant, I wonder if anyone pays attention to silence zones of the city.
Interestingly, I saw this today on one of the website listing funny pictures.