According to Wikipedia, Road rage is aggressive or angry behavior by a driver of an automobile or other road vehicle. Such behavior might include rude gestures, verbal insults, deliberately driving in an unsafe as most of the HMV (Truck/Bus) drivers do or in a threatening manner. Road rage can lead to altercations, assaults, and collisions that result in injuries and even deaths. It can be thought of as an extreme case of aggressive driving.
Road Rage can only be resolved by eliminating factors which frustrates the driver and anger management by educating people. Everyone focuses on the Anger management part but the factors which creeps on the drivers should also be taken care off . Here are the factors we believe should be taken care of immediately in Delhi to reduce Road Rage
- Traffic Jams
Though sometimes during the peak hours they are unavoidable but in Delhi, traffic jams occur due to faulty vehicles, faulty traffic signals or even vendors occupying road for selling their goods. We have seen police barricading during peak house and not even checking cars.
- DTC and Orange Buses
These buses sometimes stop anywhere to pick up single passenger. Although they sometimes do it out of the goodness of their hearts but it’s still risky as they quite violently change lanes. Even otherwise too they do that.
- Uneven Roads
60% of the road in Delhi are pathetic to drive with unnecessary speed breakers. And it always seems as if something or the other is just under construction.
- Attitude of the Traffic Police
We see them hiding behind the roads to complete the monthly challan target but they are missing when there is an accident on the road or a traffic signal is broken.
- Private School Vans
These seem like the worst kind of people to me. At least the ones which drive so rashly they almost always end up breaking all rules. They are the worst drivers in Delhi carrying innocent children around in their unsafe vehicles.
I can’t even believe how mothers end up sending their children in them. They break EVERY red light signal, at least the ones I have seen and always have near escapes from terrible accidents. They just can’t start 5 minutes earlier. Always in a race against time
We think that if these things are taken care of, Delhi would be a much safer city to travel in.