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In road, rage is our culture breed lawlessness or high stress is reason?
Neetu Banga | 13 Jan 2011

If we talk about our system, it is biggest failure to stop all. The current set of laws lack teeth to deal with the problem. The problem in India is that all section is coming under bailable offence with a fine of few thousands.

In one of road rage case Jet pilot gets bail, who was arrested after his car ran over the manager of Amici café in Khan Market, Delhi. Pilot Vikas Aggarwal crushed Rajiv Jolly Wilson to death after an altercation with him. In India road rage killing became common issue and our laws are such that whoever involved in such cases can get bail easily. How it is easy to kill innocent people and go scot-free on bail. Why people are being trapped up in altercation?

Is it our culture that breeds lawlessness or high stress is reason or our law system force them to enrage in fights? This incident again highlighted the fact that more and more young people are now living on the edge and waiting to explode at the smallest of frustration.  Actually, culture to great extent is not responsible. People treat such action as attack on self-esteem, which they want to protect at any cost. Some experts feel that people behave like this due to combination factor, which is range from demanding lifestyle to lack of family support and personality disorders. Some people works on might is right attitude, which adds fuel to fire in these incidents.

We Indians have very little respect for the lives of others as long as we ourselves are safe. In mostly incidents, blame game end up in court. This matter calls for civic sense and poor infrastructure and lack of discipline.  Young men and women earning huge pay-packets or coming from rich families drive powerful cars but are not mature enough to handle them safely. They also want to show off before people of the opposite sex by driving too fast and takes laws in their hand. 

If we talk about our system, it is biggest failure to stop all. The current set of laws lack teeth to deal with the problem. The problem in India is that all section is coming under bailable offence with a fine of few thousands. People are able to get off by paying a fine. We need to change the laws considering the changing mindsets.