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Expressway Driving

November 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Coming back from Pune recently, I could not but help thinking about the driving skills of some of us. I would have thought that after many years of having the Expressway around, we would have learnt that slow-moving vehicles need to stay on the left. So, it comes us something of a shocker to see an amazing number of cars chugging along on an empty freeway in the right lane. And to top it all, even after honking and flashing lights to some of them, they refuse to move over to the right left. The result is that a reasonably fast-moving car has to weave in and out from the right lane to the middle lane and back, when the problem could so easily have been avoided with some sensible and thoughtful driving.

Overall, driving to Pune and coming back this time was much more of a pleasurable experience. For one, the Baner road has been broadened considerably (thanks to, my cousin informed me, the recently held Youth Commonwealth Games). The flyovers also helped keep the average speed in the city high. Or maybe it was just that we picked the two lightest traffic days (at Diwali) to travel to Pune!

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ex-Employee of Netcore // Nov 10, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Dear Rajesh,

    The leftmost lane on the expressway is meant for heavy vehicles, whereas the middle lane is meant for driving cars and other vehicles, irrespective of their speeds. The Right most lane is to be used for overtaking.

    As soon as you overtake using right lane, you need to get back to the middle lane so that cars faster than you can overtake you.

    Hope you get your expressway basics right !!!

  • 2 Raghav // Nov 10, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    “”And to top it all, even after honking and flashing lights to some of them, they refuse to move over to the right. The result is that a reasonably fast-moving car has to weave in and out from the right lane to the middle lane and back, when the problem could so easily have been avoided with some sensible and thoughtful driving.”"

    You meant LEFT there dude !

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