Why honk when you can blind?
February 11, 2009
The Mumbai Police has this advice for drivers: Don’t honk. Using your dipper is more effective.
In theory, this is wonderful advice. Car behind flashes. Car ahead notices, and gently steers to the side.
Here’s how it actually works. Mumbai’s roads aren’t lit well, and the flash from behind resembles a Maglite in a dark room. Car refuses to move. I anticipate road rage and a few accidents before they scrap this useless suggestion.