Road Rage - A Reason to Worry
Many of the myths have been associated with "Road
Rage. To list a few:
- Road Safety needs a term like "road rage".
- Everyone understands what is meant by road rage.
- Road rage is ever present .
- We are all capable of road rage.
- Road rage is on the increase.
- Victims are usually entirely innocent.
- The cause of road rage is our road system.
- We need new laws to cover road rage.
- Road rage can't be avoided.
- Road rage is a major road
safety problem requiring more effort and resources.
So, it raises the question "Should we worry
about Road Rage?"
As we now spend more time on roads on either private
or commercial vehicles due to varied reasons, incidences of "Road
Rage" are increasing. "Road Rage" is becoming the
most pressing Traffic Safety problem from the Traffic Police. Occurrence
of more "Road Rage" incidences is an indication of deterioration
of the civic sense of the modern community. This has become a thought
Not only the civilians but also our respected Prime
Minister was not left from the deadly evil's attack. He suggested
that "People must learn road manners, how to give way to pedestrians,
how to observe normal rules while overtaking, how to park and when
not to blow horns."
Indian "Road Ragers" use absurd sentences
like: 'Sadak kya tere baap ki hai?', 'Bahar aoon kya
gaadi se?', 'Pata hai main kaun hoon?' Legally, Government
has formulated laws relating to "Compensation Cases for rash and
negligent driving under IPC Section: 279, 337, and 338, but looking
at the present condition of the road, they all seem to be going
The lack of infrastructure, poor
road condition, increase in traffic all add to the already pent
up anger within the Indian Drivers which transforms into "Road
Rage - A Reason to Worry".