To Stop or Not-to-Stop, at the Red Light.

Two days back in the morning I was driving on main Shahrah-e-Faisal headed to Sheraton Hotel when in the haste I ran through a red light at the Tipu Sultan intersection. A police sergeant almost instantly signaled me to stop and I got my first ticket.

After being charged for the offence that day I was being extra careful so today I stopped at a red light in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, A red light which no one seemed to have been noticing, after a few seconds an old policeman, (was not a traffic policeman), stepped out of his police mobile, approached me and asked if I needed directions, when I said no thanking him, he asked me why I was not moving which is when I told him the signal is still red. Much to my surprise he told me that its ok and I can go ahead.

I thanked him and moved on while the signal was still red.

5 Comments so far

  1. balma on April 28th, 2009 @ 12:26 am

    Jamal, Double Ashiq, yeh hanood-o-yahood kee saazish hae, keh momineenee-o-taalibeen ko shish-o-panj may giraftaar rakhai’n.
    Samjhay, keh nahi’n samjhay?
    Or, do you think – surprise – surprise -that us Pakistanis are just plain stupid?!

  2. firstofficer on April 28th, 2009 @ 3:25 am

    When you cross on red first person you meet will be the Bikewallas and they need your kiss(slightly touched) to meet death … I have seen and heard lot of them . So be careful when it’s red .

  3. yahudi4 on April 28th, 2009 @ 8:41 am

    Traffic violations are nothing to be proud of…..!no matter what.

  4. fasee on April 28th, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

    @ yahudi4

    "Traffic violations are nothing to be proud of"

    chup kroo oyee……follwig our religious policy of not listening to any yahood-o-nisara’s advice, no matter how sane and benefitial it might be.

    just pack you bags and levae this land of the pure and dont corrupt our minds

  5. kabirdas on April 29th, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

    @ jamash

    Yes, it is the same old question with which Hamlet struggled: To be or not to be.

    If you don’t stop at the red light you are likely to be hit at the front. If you stop you are likely to be hit at the back. After having had the experience of both these options now I normally stop because denting and painting of the rear is much cheaper than the denting and painting of the front.

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