Do You Feel Like Other Road Users Just Don’t Care?

We have come to an age in time where it seems like everyone has a car these days. The roads are full which causes traffic jams, congestion and accidents. Does this happen because fellow road users are so in a hurry to get to their destination that they simply don’t care about other road users?

The high volume of vehicles on the road does cause problems, but shouldn’t it all work itself out if we all follow the road rules. After all, we learnt the road rules when we applied for our drivers’ licenses, right? The rules are quite simple if you think about it.

Maintain your speed by adhering to the speed limits.
Read the road signs and obey them.
Obey the traffic light signals and don’t speed up just before it changes to red.
Use the indicators on your car to show drivers whether you will be turning left or right.
Apply your brakes timeously and at a fair distance so that drivers behind you are not surprised when you stop suddenly.
Don’t cut in front of anyone.
Don’t tailgate another car.
Be courteous and considerate of other road users.

These are obviously only some of the rules, but you get the gist of it. A few basic rules and common courtesy will improve the flow of traffic on the roads, especially at large intersections. Obeying the traffic light seems to be the biggest issue. Driving during peak periods you have probably noticed that the intersection is blocked because there are cars in the middle of it. These are the ones that decided to speed up when the light turned orange and found themselves in the middle of the intersection because the traffic on the other side hasn’t cleared yet. Imagine if their brakes failed at this point. It would cause chaos and no one would be able to move. It’s probably a good idea to check your brakes often and get brake repairs, if necessary.

When someone decides to ignore the orange light, or worse, the red light, it causes a stalemate. No one can move. If the one or two cars had waited behind the line when the light turned orange, then the traffic for whom the light turned green for could flow freely. Yes, there are still a lot of cars during peak time but a little of patience can take the pressure and stress away which could minimise delays and accidents.

Get Light and Colorfully Dressed for the Summer

Did you realize that food, clothes and shelter, the basic requisites of humans, are decided by the regional climate and culture, customs and beliefs? Now that the torpid heat of summer is fast descending, it is time to rethink the wardrobe and bring out the flimsy clothing. Though you wish you could, you cannot really wear tees and shorts for every occasion! Some formalities need to be observed, no matter what the weather.

Goodbye to the darker shades

In keeping with the riot of colorful flowers blooming everywhere, light and bright colors are in. Are men and boys going to wear those delicate shades of yellow and green, blue and orange? Yes, and why not? You certainly will not wear the darker shades and certainly not black. That might turn out to be dangerous with excessive heat and active, busy lifestyles out in them could result in a stroke. Don’t forget to keep sufficiently hydrated with a variety of liquids.

Put away those heavy costumes and boots

It is time for the dry-cleaned woolens to rest before they are back in action later after you have perspired for months. While you sweat it out now and take to ACs and coolers, it is a relief to get away from those heavy suits, the footwear, and the warm underclothing. While those late night parties in the cold were enjoyable, it is a different carefree attitude now. Let go for the moment and forget those stories of the homeless freezing to death on snowy nights after sleeping on the pavement.

Cotton and silks will do the trick

Whether shirts or trousers, kurta sets with waistcoats, casual or formal wear, cotton will see you through the summer. If you didn’t try it before, give it a splash of color like the spectrum that comes from the light. Office wear may be more subdued with grays and browns, though traditions are changing. Plain shades or printed designs are very much in vogue and elevate feelings, bringing pep and zing to the productivity.

Silks can attain an ocean of fantasy and strike the right note in cementing relationships or making a fashion statement. Were you thinking of the ornate parties on official occasions where you meet up with some very privileged guests? Don’t forget to put on your best manners and speak the right things.
Working out

Those sessions at the gym may require a change of attire. Tees and shorts should be good enough, but make sure that you possess several sets if gyms happen every day. The diehards will do it one way or the other.

An accessory range

Don’t forget the caps to keep the fiery sun at bay while footwear often speaks the right notes. Light shoes perhaps of the sandal type will let the feet breathe. Make sure that the bag you carry to the office or the club is suitably light. Keep enough copies of the underclothing to facilitate a daily change. Perfumes and roll-ons also need be those airy types that speak the language of the winds and the sails. Fly through the weeks and months one day at a time like you never did before, with all the light colors of the rainbow on board. Never make it a dull day.