Nothing more irritating while driving…

than a motor cyclist going in the middle of the road, thinking he’s driving a car, not keeping to his lane, breaking abruptly, and trying his level best (?) to somehow collide with your car!!

When will drivers here realize that if you have a smaller vehicle, its you who gets the most injuries!!!!

And when they hit, all they have to say is “gareeb ko maar dya!” and we the motorists have hell on our hands..

8 Comments so far

  1. Salman Ahmed (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 12:24 pm

    the concept of lane is non existant here…. a normal road here meant to have max 3 lane is having almost 6 rows of traffic side by side thats why all the traffic and chaos… the least we could do is stick to our lanes but almost majority of people here have no concept of lane system right most lane for the faster cars the middle one of medium speed cars and the left lane for slowest cars motor cycles and donkey carts etc… but here we just see the total opposite… slowest vehicle traveling in the right most lane creating a traffic mess… in lahore i have seen police is strick and motorcycles and rickshaws stick to their lanes…

  2. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 1:41 pm

    What about the idiot who marks the car in the middle of Shahrai-Faisal to change his tire.

    It appears as if moving to the side of the road will destroy his tire but “his life is expendible” to stand in the center of the street bend down and hope no one drives over your BUTT

  3. Alias (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 3:51 pm

    Teeth Maestro: LOL!

    Yes, motorcyclists are the most annoying, especially when you’re standing at a traffic light, and all of them have to come through the sides and stand right in front of the very first car, and keep standing their a good while till they don’t hear the honks behind them for the green signal. It’s so irritating that I don’t mind bringing the car as close as a few inches and honking realy hard. Anyone agree with me?

  4. mansoor (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 5:33 pm

    TM: lol!!!

    alias: totally agree!

  5. Kaash (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 8:36 pm

    I know this is off topic but can someone please start a topic regarding this incident, your help would be highly appreciated.

    AOA. I know you have probably heard this few hundred times about our police brutality but this has just happened to my dearest friend who I grew up and went high school with. I have just found out about this and feel so helpless and aggrevated about the whole law and order situation in Karachi. Zafar was a great guy who had nothing to do with any of the political outfits. He worked hard everyday like many other millions of Karachites. On Saturday night coming back from work, he was shot dead cold for disobeying a signal to stop by local police. A FIR has been registered against three policmen and they have been taken into custody who claim that they returned fire but no weapon was ever found by the victim. My question is why? Why would you shoot at someone like this when there are no orders? Are we living in Iraq or Afghanistan? Would these SOB’s will be brought down to justice?
    Please pray for Zafar and his family that may Allah grant him Jannat and peace to his family. Ameen.
    KARACHI: Police kill man for ignoring signal

    KARACHI: Police kill man for ignoring signal

    By Arman Sabir

    KARACHI, Sept 17: Police gunned down a man for merely ignoring their signal to stop on Tariq Road in the small hours on Sunday. Three constables were booked for killing the innocent citizen, later identified as Zafar Hameed. The constables – Alam Khan Niazi, Allah Ditta, and Javed Iqbal – were locked up in the Ferozabad police station after initial inquiry conducted by the Jamshed town police officer.

    The police officials in question claimed that the motorcycle rider opened fire at the police and they just returned the fire, which resulted in the death of Zafar Hameed. However, the police later failed to find a firearm in the possession of the victim, which disproved their claim of an exchange of fire.

    The TPO of Jamshed Town, Sultan Khwaja, who conducted the initial inquiry into the incident, said: “The deceased was absolutely innocent and not involved in any criminal case.”

    He said: “We do not want to cover up the incident as it may further aggravate the situation.”

    Contrary to the claim of the Jamshed TPO, sources said that a police picket was always led by an officer of at least the rank of assistant sub-inspector. The three lowest ranking police officials were not authorized to do snap checking on their own and the police were allegedly trying to hide some facts, they added.

    Police narrated the whole episode as saying that a man on a motorbike was signaled to stop near the Cheelwali Kothi on Tariq Road. Instead, he sped away. The police chased the motorcyclist, who tried to dodge the police, also on motorbikes. The police called reinforcement. In the meantime, the motorcyclist opened fire, which was returned. A bullet hit the suspect, who fell to the ground. The man was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. “During the initial inquiry, I came to the conclusion that Alam Khan Niazi first fired four or five shots in the air and thereafter he fired a shot at Zafar. The bullet pierced his head and he might have died on the spot”, Mr Khwaja said.

    The victim, Zafar, resident of Gulshan-i-Iqbal’s Block-4/A, was temporarily living with his mother in Gulberg. He worked for a travel agency. Sources close to his family said Zafar was preparing to get married in a couple of months, after Eid-ul-Fitr. His brother-in-law Dr Sohail was approached by the police who sought time to get the FIR registered.

    “We told him that we cannot wait. However, we have shown him the draft contents of the FIR and after his approval, we registered the case against three officials,” the Jamshed TPO said.

    Earlier on March 20, three police officials were put into a lockup following the killing of a man and his sister near Sakhi Hasan.

  6. Imran (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 9:01 pm

    Motor cycles ??? what motor cycles… i never see any motor cycles while i am driving … err … do you mean to point to me is that those people on some device with 2tyres … i just simple pus them off the road either when close by my hand or simple run them over by using the side mirrors, and then if they say anything keh gareeb ko mar diya, i literraly get out of my car and start beating the crap out of that person … ran into some police troubles just cause of this …

    so now i simply ignore to see them on traffic, as if they are non-existant :)

  7. mansoor (unregistered) on September 19th, 2006 @ 2:52 pm

    kaash: that’s horrible :@

    imran: hhmm… sounds like something my mom said.. only she put it as “i’ve made peace with the motorcyclists” i drive in my lane, and they do all the swerving now” :D

  8. zeeshan (unregistered) on September 19th, 2006 @ 11:26 pm

    GOD I HATEEEEEEEE THE BIKERS HERE! The motor-cycles and rikshaws should be BANNED or FORCED to fu***g drive on the extreme left side of the god damn road! I HATE THEM!

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