Traffic Rules (and Indori Assumptions)

This blog would have been incomplete without the mention
of this one man who is trying his best to make things better!
Prelude (yay always wanted to use that word!) – This blog was originally a comment from me on the blog of Mr. Sandeep Manudhane which can be found here. But since it is quite big of a comment, I thought about posting this on my blog as well :-)

Rules are meant to be broken… whoever said this definitely wasn't talking about the traffic rules. I named this blog “Indori Assumptions” because I am from Indore and used to be very decent on the bike there. But then again ‘decent’ from an Indori perspective.

Here in Bangalore, I have already been fined thrice! I have now come to a conclusion that even if you follow all the traffic rules, ofcourse some rules have a few 'Indori' assumptions associated with them, you may still be fined in other cities. So here are the three assumptions that landed me into an interaction with the Bangalore traffic police,

1. Yellow is Green! - Yellow is actually a red signal for all the vehicles that are yet to move beyond the zebra crossing. So only the vehicles that managed to cross the zebra crossing (while the signal was green) should be crossing the road when the signal turns yellow.

(Indori Assumption - When the traffic policeman leaves for home at night, he turns on the yellow light! Yellow has nothing to do when its there between red and green, infact we can continue moving for first 'few' seconds of red as well :-D. Oh and by the way what is zebra crossing?)

2. Left is free - I have never seen a traffic signal for a left turn in Indore. Because of heavier traffic in other cities, left turns are not free and you can take the turn only when the signal is green.

(Indori Assumption - "Bhiya left se nikaal lo")

3. What's in the numbers? - Some areas in other cities have
a rule of allowing parking on particular dates/days. For example, one has to park on the left side of the road on odd dates and on the right side on even dates. There are other areas where you cannot park on weekends/holidays.

(Indori Assumption - One can park anywhere one feels like or finds the suitable space. If you are at a place only for 5-10 minutes, you can park in "No Parking" as well!)

I have been penalized for these three assumptions and I hope there are no others left in my 'Indori' mind as these cost a minimum of Rs. 100 every time :-)
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