In Other Blogs: A narrative of an accident.

Yesterday I followed a link to this blog which narrates a horrifying accident on Bahadurabad/TariqRoad roundabout.

The narrative brought some thoughts to my mind which are worth a mention here :

1: how often we leave accident victims on the roadside to bleed to death, it is not necessarily because we don’t care, but often because we are so afraid of the system which rules us, the fear of being wrongfully accused for something we never did, and because the law is somewhat not too firm, it is easy to put a blame on almost anyone who seems to be mellow target. But we must realize that it is us who are supporting this system by not voicing and rebelling against the wrongs in the society. We must stand-up united against such practice and do the right thing, because if we wont who would, besides we must understand there is nothing more important then saving a life.

2: how easily we ignore safety precautions for the looks, yeah people don’t like wearing helmets because helmets don’t look good on them or they are a hassle to carry around. Specially I have never seen any women or child passenger of motorbikes wearing a helmet, and the reason women will often give you is that with the helmet-on they look ridiculous, I don’t know who in the right set of mind would prefer dieing over her/his looks. And hey at least protect your little ones.

3: when ever we see an intersection or a roundabout with little or no cars in sight we just assume that the roads have been somehow made secure for us and there won’t be any crossing or on-coming car to ever intercept our path, we close our eyes and without slowing down even for a bit we race through these intersections. In such a populated city there are many fools who think exactly the same, so whenever you pass through an intersection, or a roundabout which seems to have given you a red signal to go ahead, please slowdown and take a second to look for any on coming or crossing traffic before you decide to cross it, unless of course you have a death wish, but for that too there are far better ways to end your lives.

In the end, just feel your responsibilities, act responsibly and make this city a safer and better place after all it’s our own city, so we have to think for it.

4 Comments so far

  1. pkhan (unregistered) on January 18th, 2008 @ 6:14 pm

    If every one in Pakistan start thinking the way your thoughts are ,we will be living in Jannat, Its Our Mass media who are not Educating the Masses on laws,,,they get one story and every one follows that story for many days.Driver and civic education is very important.

  2. HazirBaba (unregistered) on January 18th, 2008 @ 7:26 pm


    I agree with you.

    Our Mass Media should educate our masses, but I guess they sell what sells.

    If I could start a TV channel, I would promote civic senses among the people

    1) Toleance
    2) Ethics
    3) Honesty
    4) Sinceriy
    5) Politness
    6) Keep up the promises

  3. concerned (unregistered) on January 18th, 2008 @ 9:29 pm

    Isn’t that what Religion is supposed to teach us?

  4. hb (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 2:30 am

    @ concerned
    rightly said :)

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