Right at this moment, I’m looking at a long list of tasks I’ve in front of me. But I’m unable to concentrate. I hate the accident sites; but I happen to pass by at least one every week. I just witnessed an accident – a guy & girl riding a motorcycle collided with another vehicle and got severely injured. The mob gathered in a second and cleared up the road – as if it’s their regular duty. The injured were made to sit on the footpath but everyone could see their bleeding foreheads. The guy was helplessly trying to maintain his consciousness and cover up the injury with his head & scarf. No matter how injured he was; I wanted to slap him and felt no sympathy. First he was speeding at a place where people usually slow down. Second, he wasn’t wearing a helmet!
I think people have no motivation to live. Second, fashion & your so called ‘style’ seems to be more important than safety. I wonder why people fail to understand the importance of helmets. A simple 600-800 rupee helmet has power to save life!
The Strange Over Confidence About Your Bike Riding Skills
Last week, I was invited to be a judge of personality contest conducted by a big IT company. One of the contestants, in his introduction beamed his ‘coolness’ & ‘style’ by telling the audience that he does not like to wear helmet because it gives him freedom & be ‘himself’. I thought of screwing him up in the judges questions round – but later decided that it’d simply be waste of time.
I feel very sad to see the strange confidence they have about their motorcycling rides. Common sense says that no matter how good you are at controlling your motorcycle; the you can’t control others! If you haven’t been into any accident so far in your life; it does not guarantee that you’ll live accidents free all your life.
Ladies have this strange confidence that the accidents are only for guys and no one can ever collide with them because they are more cautious than anyone else on the road. I’ve seen several of them skidding their Activa on road; give me a break!
The Bottom Line: People Are Idiots!
If you don’t wear a helmet; you are an idiot. No matter how big your excuse is. The worst thing is; you’re happy being idiot.