Sunday, April 10, 2005


In Bangalore, they want you to honk -- so they know you're driving near them Posted by Hello

5 Comments:

At 6:12 AM, Blogger Bob Dively said...

Sounding your horn is how you let a vehicle's driver know that you'd like to pass. Passing in India often requires teamwork between the passer and the passed. When alerted, the driver of the passed vehicle will try to move over and will wave the passer on when there is no traffic.

 
At 8:12 PM, Blogger Deepak Devegowda said...

Also the louder the horn, the more efficient will be your overtaking. That's why all these trucks have those blaring horns that shatter eardums.
You also use horns to register your impatience. so if you're stuck at a red light about a half kilometre away from the signal owing to traffic, you would still honk to edge traffic in closer till finally you have the next guy's elbow on your car window sill.

 
At 12:52 AM, Blogger Idleez said...

Another variant to passing in India (maybe isolated to Bangalore). Flash your lights constantly just behind the "slow coach" (in your perception ie :-)) in front ... In the US (and maybe UK) this is usually the reverse where if you flash the lights you're allowing an oncoming guy to take a turn in front of you. Here its usually a sign of "get the heck out of my way" !!

 
At 12:53 AM, Blogger Idleez said...

Another variant to passing in India (maybe isolated to Bangalore). Flash your lights constantly just behind the "slow coach" (in your perception ie :-)) in front ... In the US (and maybe UK) this is usually the reverse where if you flash the lights you're allowing an oncoming guy to take a turn in front of you. Here its usually a sign of "get the heck out of my way" !!

 
At 12:57 AM, Blogger Idleez said...

Sorry I posted twice as my browser had some advanced security setting.

 

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