Why are we so emotional on the roads?
Do you follow the 'Rule of the road' or do you feel that you have the right to use the road the way you prefer, without respecting the rights of others? Should we become emotional about our freedom on the roads and try to force ourselves upon others? Rules and regulations aside, should we follow some ethics while on the road? Let us discuss the issue from all the angles in this thread.
This incident happened in a small town. A couple of pedestrians were desperately trying to cross the road. It was a husband and wife, both of them at least seventy plus in age. They had crossed half the road when they noticed a motorcycle with three fellows all below the age of 25. The vehicle came to a sudden halt and fortunately the old man and his wife were not injured. He profusely expressed his apologies and tried to walk away.
One of the three fellows alighted from the vehicle. Apart from the verbal abuse, he literally caught the old man by his collar and would have easily rained some ten blows. Just then, an auto driver stopped his vehicle, and caught hold of the young fellow, reprimanding him for being unkind to the old man, and beat him black and blue. By this time, the other onlookers also thrashed the other two and the police arrived from nowhere. The old man pleaded with the police to let them go.
The police rained some blows on all the three fellows and let them go with a severe warning. They were also warned not to travel in a group of three, which was against the law. The key question is: why is that the younger fellows do not appreciate old people? Why is there so much anger on the roads? How can we do something about this?