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Where are your manners, PM asks motorists

June 24, 2006 15:57 IST

Appalled by the chaos on Indian roads, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that wind swept roads and fancy cars alone did not reflect progress, it had to be accompanied by good road manners and discipline.

"Building modern roads and driving modern cars are not the end all and be all of progress. Good road manners and adherence to road discipline are equally important," he said at a national highway project inauguration function in Bangalore.

"I think we must ask ourselves, why can't we be more polite to each other, more caring of each other, more respectful of each other," Dr Singh asked.

The prime minister said people must learn road manners, how to give way to pedestrians, how to observe normal rules while overtaking, how to park and when not to blow a horn.

"These are simple rules, but their observance makes a lot of difference to our daily lives," he said, adding: "We Indians behave with great courtesy at home and with our family and friends. But sometimes, when we go out we leave these good manners at home. On the road, we lose control of our good senses. Why should this be so."

Tell Us: Has the PM lost his way?

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Number of User Comments: 41

Sub: Road Manners

This is so very ironic! Coming from a person who causes the traffic to come to a grinding halt when he or any of his ...

Posted by Alok Srivastava

Sub: motorists

We sill don't know how to implement rules in this country. What are we complaining about ?, Are we uneducated, no think tanks, we don't ...

Posted by K. sreenivas

Sub: Road Sense

Our PM must have got frustrated with the roads and the motorist in Bangalore. Having spent 2 years there I went thru the same agony. ...

Posted by a e zuzarte

Sub: Advise

Do not ask Mr.Prime Minister, kindly act. We all, the citizens of this country, have been asking this for so many years. Now that it ...

Posted by Nag

Sub: PM to Motorists.

We all will never behave well on the roads beacuse we have not been taught to do so.80% (EIGHTY)of the drivers on roads have Had ...

Posted by sudhir mehra



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