When Will We Learn To Play Safe On The Roads.

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/02/truck-thumb.jpg I was right behind this truck maintaining a safe distance from it because I knew the heavy iron sheets loaded on this truck where not secured and the road ahead of me running through the Bangali Para in Gulshan-e-Iqbal was barely straight. While this truck was negotiating a right turn a motorcyclist over taking me positioned it’s self at the right side of this truck. moments later one of the truck’s rear wheals sank into the ground tilting the truck and causing the sheets to slide out towards the over taking motorcycle, luckily the motorcyclist had a narrow escape and surprisingly he never even looked back instead he sped away.

The motorcyclists on our roads are no ordinary riders they are stunt men, they zap pass you, they cut your path at break neck speeds from right to left or left to right which ever the way they please, they don’t wear hamlets and often they keep their children with them and not just one or two but as many as 4 or 5, and that too wont make them go any slow.

The Trucks on the other hand carry heavy loads untied sitting loosely on their body, they carry spiky rods several feat longer then the length of the truck, Ooh they do tie a small red shred of cloth to it to make it less dangerous and even the trailers carrying huge containers often forget to bolt them down to their vehicle.

On the roads of Karachi almost no one keeps a safe distance, we just zap past pedestrians motorcyclists and children, we run red lights, we zap over the zebra crossings, we ignore every single safety measure we should be following, when will we learn to play safe on the roads?

7 Comments so far

  1. SS (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 3:10 am

    This is becoming a normal practice in transportation. I am wondering is it too expensive to secure the load so it can be safely transported from point A to point B. It is really worth playing the lives of the innocent passersby?

  2. wasiq (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 5:38 am

    khaney kay time pey wasiq ko on-line lana mushkil hee nahein naa mumkin hai…..!!!!

    check my comments you wont find many before 21 hours GMT…..some are born to lead…..

  3. Pak_Stallion (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 6:06 am

    The radical mullahs have attacked ISLAMabad (again)… I declare jihad against the Mullahs who are killing my people…. full attack….

  4. SWA (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 8:18 am

    Motorcyclists really DO drive like crazy a lot of times. So many times I have become disoriented while driving because some crazy motorcyclist swerved in front of my car right out of the blue. Makes you wonder whether they even care for their own lives the way they drive at times.

  5. Kashif (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 12:30 pm

    Motorcyclists should be banned from the roads.

  6. Monkey (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 4:20 pm

    Jamash, you forgot to mention that if some rule-concious driver actually does have the decency of stopping at a red light, people honk at him like crazy and give him weird looks.

    People here really have no driving sense. It’s sad.

  7. Tulio (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

    We have the same problem here in the states. Even worse is the fact that they pile it up 15 feet in the air and only have 1 piece of string holding it together.

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