5 March 2020


We drive slow in the fast lane,

With driving skills hard to explain.

We honk and stare at others to blame,

And don’t even bother if a commuter is in pain.

Impatient we become at a traffic light,

Wanting to roar away, straight out of sight.

The road becomes a battle field where might is right.

And being polite just doesn’t seem right.

Lane discipline is not for us to embrace,

Drivers cut in and out wherever they find place.

Indicators we feel are old and need to be replaced,

For every time it is the fast Lane and it is all about pace.

Traffic jams due to a sudden road block,

Is a common sign and definitely not ad hoc.

Drivers just turn around as an aftershock,

Causing a long and endless gridlock.

We recklessly drive and then look for cameras,

Forgetting our driving ethics and basic road manners.

We now have tall walls and not road dividers,

Because people ride like spiders and not bike riders.

People continue to hold back and sit pretty,

Waiting for the Government to start a traffic committee.

Execution and running takes all eternity,

That is why we are the worlds most congested city.

So let us set a new stage,

Rewrite these chapters page by page.

Imbibe concern, patience and then gauge,

For sure, we will be happy and no road rage.

"Bengaluru is the world's most traffic congested city." According to a report by TomTom, the Netherlands-based global provider of navigation, traffic and map products, Bengaluru beat 415 other cities across 57 countries to earn the title in 2019.

This article is written by Willis Langford. An unbiased, result driven & passionate HR professional who has a flair for technology and keen interest in making this world a better place with a zest for life.