Are many Indians color blind at traffic signals?
Why do people ignore the signal light changes? Do Indians lack basic civic sense on the road? And why?
In a civilised world, traffic signals would be standardized with red-amber-green. Many places in India, these colours are not followed and rules are broken. Bikes start leaving at amber itself like a hound dog at a race track. Worse is when green changes to red, many don't stop. Buses, cars and two-wheelers keep zooming out at high speed like cattle in a stampede.
This is a dangerous situation and every week, I have seen at least one four wheeler brushing the front or the back wheel of a two-wheeler. It's sad to see women and children falling down from a two-wheeler, their only fault is being a pillion rider.
Why do we behave like colour blind people and have such a lack of civic sense that endangers others?