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Talk and the Furious: A Comedic Plea for Roadside Responsibility

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By uday

Attention all speed demons and asphalt acrobats! Let’s delve into the trend that’s sweeping the streets faster than a viral dance challenge – the use of mobile phones while riding your two-wheeled chariot. Did you know that a staggering 5 out of 10 bike riders in Belagavi have transformed their motorcycles into mobile call centers? It’s like a rock concert on two wheels, except instead of headbanging, they’re busy chatting away.

Now, we understand that life is a highway, and sometimes you just need to catch up on the latest gossip or debate the mysteries of pineapple on pizza. But folks, let’s pump the brakes on this techno-tsunami. Using your phone while riding isn’t just a risky business; it’s a full-on circus act without the safety net.

Imagine this: you’re cruising down College Road, wind in your hair, and suddenly your BFF sends you a text that screams, “OMG, you won’t believe what happened!” Next thing you know, you’re starring in a sequel to “Dumb and Dumber,” with your bike playing the lead role.


Whether you find yourself stuck at the traffic signal at Gogte Circle or Shri Basveshwar Circle, it seems that you busy folks just can’t resist reaching for your mobile phones to make calls or check messages in those precious 30 seconds. It’s as if you believe that if you don’t do it right now, the world will come crashing down. And let’s not forget about our dear bus drivers and auto drivers, who are not far behind in this mobile madness. Some of them even dare to watch videos right in front of them, all thanks to the wonders of 5G technology.

Studies reveal that using your phone on the road turns you into a real-life sloth on a caffeine drip. Your reaction times slow down to a pace slower than molasses, and your decision-making skills resemble those of a Magic 8-Ball – not exactly the superhero vibes you were aiming for, right?

And let’s not forget the danger of looking like a one-person band with those headphones on. Sure, you might be belting out your favorite tunes, but you won’t hear that car horn screaming at you to snap back to reality before you turn your bike into a pancake.

Now, I’m not here to judge. After all, we’ve all been guilty of succumbing to the allure of our mobile devices at some point or another. But perhaps, just maybe, we could take a moment to appreciate the world around us. Instead of burying our noses in screens, we could marvel at the beauty of the city, and the people passing by, or even strike up a conversation with a fellow commuter. Who knows what interesting stories or connections we might stumble upon?

But fear not, road warriors! There’s a hero in every one of us, and it all starts with a simple choice – put the phone down and keep your eyes on the road.

So, the next time you find yourself at a traffic signal, take a deep breath, resist the urge to reach for your phone and embrace the world outside your window. Trust me, it’s a show worth watching. And who knows, you might just discover that life is far more interesting than any message or video on your mobile device.

So, remember, next time you’re tempted to turn your motorcycle into a mobile hot spot, think twice. It’s time to break the “Talk and the Furious” cycle and ride into the sunset with both safety and style. The road is your stage – just make sure you’re not starring in a comedy of errors!

2 thoughts on “Talk and the Furious: A Comedic Plea for Roadside Responsibility”

  1. Once while driving, I saw a two-wheel rider coming towards me from the opposite side in the wrong direction talking on a mobile stuck between his right shoulder and neck while his hand was on the handle and holding a half-peeled banana in the lef hand. Got scared and left him pass by while those behind me honked & yelled at me in desperation


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