Without any introduction this time around, I’d like to point out straight that citizens of Dimapur need to be more disciplined. We do not maintain traffic etiquettes. We like to blow the horn unnecessarily. We don’t like to stop a few seconds for a car or vehicle which is making its way out in reverse. Many bikers don’t wear helmets. We like to cut traffic by overtaking other vehicles from the left side and in the process, creating traffic chaos, especially auto-rickshaws. It seems to me that everyone is in a bloody rush to get somewhere. We don’t have patience at all. And for the record, yes, there are many alike who follow traffic etiquettes, but since they are overwhelmed by those who don’t follow the rules, the funny thing is they are the ones who seem as though they’re in the wrong.
Oh yes! Bikes with extremely loud noises! Don’t even get me started. They’re a public nuisance and they need to be stringently dealt with by the concerned authorities. Another area of concern which the authorities should look into is underage driving. There are many kids who engage in reckless driving, especially two-wheelers. In such cases, their parents’ license ought to be seized and suspended.
These are some of the immediate pertinent issues which we need to introspect upon. We need to take a couple of steps back and take a good look at how we ought to conduct ourselves in public. There’s much catching up to do!