some good manners of driving which went out of fashion in the ego centric roads of today

IN 1950 ROADS WERE QUITE EMPTY OF TRAFFIC ,AS THE POPULATION WAS VERY LOW AND THE CAR /VEHICLE POPULATION STILL LESS
ROADS WERE MAINLY UN TARRED/JUST MACADAMISED(JUST STONE CHIPS ON SAND ,PRESSED IN BY ROAD ROLLER)
NOBODY EVEN HEARD OF TAR ROADS IN INTERIORS OF KERALA ;NOR EVER DREAMT OF CEMENT CONCRETE ROADS
MOST DRIVERS WERE KNOWN TO MOST OTHER DRIVERS ON THE ROAD ,AS OUT OF STATE VEHICLES OR EVEN OUT OF CITY VEHICLES WERE UNHEARD OF.MOST INTERSTATE ROADS WERE EITHER NOT IN EXISTENCE AT THAT TIME OR JUST NEGLECTED .
THE BOMBAY(NOW MUMBAI)HIGH WAY WAS MADE ONLY AFTER 1960 AND ALL BRIDGES ON IT WERE READY ONLY IN 1970.SIMILARLY ROADS TO MADRAS(NOW CHENNAI) .THERE WAS NO INTERSTATE BUSES .NEVER HEARD OR DREAMT ABOUT TRAVELLING IN AIR CONDITIONED BUSES .EVEN AIR CONDITIONED ROOMS WERE ONLY HEARD OF BUT NEVER SEEN BY PEOPLE OF KERALA AT THAT TIME.
MOST TOWNS IN KERALA GOT ELECTRICITY IN 1950 TO 1960 TIME BEFORE THAT THERE WAS NO ELECTRICITY .

PEOPLE WERE MILD MANNERED; AS COMPARED TO THE VIOLENCE OF TODAY.PEOPLE USED TO RESPECT EACH OTHER IN THEIR SPEECH AND LIFE.

IN FACT TELLING BAD OR RUDE WORDS WERE UNHEARD OF;OR VERY VERY VERY RARE THOSE DAYS OF 1950.

CAN REMEMBER WORDS LIKE SAAR (SIR) USED A LOT OF TIME IN EVERY DAY LIFE.

AGRICULTURAL WORKERS WHO WERE NOT YET COME UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF POLITICAL PARTIES USED TO CALL THE LAND OWNER AS THAMBRAN(A WORD OF RESPECT )OR YEJAMAN (ANOTHER WORD OF RESPECT)

AND WHEN THE OFFICER OR LAND OWNER TELLS SOMETHING ,IT WAS HEARD IN SILENCE WITHOUT ANY QUARRELING AS IT IS NOW ; AND ONLY ANSWER HEARD FROM THE SUBORDINATES WERE "UTTARAVU" MEANS I WILL DO AS PER YOUR UTHARAVU=ORDER)

SIMILAR RESPECT IN TRAFFIC WAS ALWAYS SEEN WHILE DRIVING A VEHICLE ,OR OVER TAKING A VEHICLE

IF ANY BODY DROVE VERY FAST (THOSE DAYS DRIVING FAST WAS -WHEN ANYBODY DROVE AT THE SPEED OF 30 TO ( VERY RARELY 50 MILES ) PER HOUR (THAT IS ABOVE 45 KM PER HOUR SPEED) HE WAS TOLD MILDLY "MORE HASTE LESS SPEED" TO REMIND THE DRIVER --EQUAL TO "UNDER TAKERS LOVE OVERTAKERS" STICKERS OF PRESENT DAY

TWO ROAD SIGNALS OF OLD WHICH ARE GONE FOR EVER ;IN THE PRESENT DAY TRAFFIC ; OF 'HURRY AND WORRY TRAFFIC' OF CITIES ARE :-

(1) PLEASE OVER TAKE MY VEHICLE :-

FOR THIS ONE HAD TO PUT THE RIGHT HAND OUT (ON RIGHT HANDED CARS)AND WAVE IN A SWEEPING FORE WARD MANNER ;TO ALLOW THE TRAFFIC AT THE BACK TO OVERTAKE , DONE AUTOMATICALLY THEN ,RELUCTANTLY NOW

THE PRESENT DAY GENERATION OF HE-MEN AND EGO- TRIPPERS AND DRUG/ALCOHOL DRIVERS THIS WILL LOOK LIKE NON SENSE /AS A LOSS OF OR DEFEAT ON THE WAR FIELD THAT IS THE ROAD AND VERY RARELY ALLOW OTHERS TO OVERTAKE

ANOTHER SIGNAL OF OLD WHICH IS FORGOTTEN FOR EVER :-
TO TELL THE TRAFFIC AT THE BACK THAT ONE IS SLOWING DOWN ;

FOR WHICH THE RIGHT HAND IS PUT OUT AND THE RIGHT HAND PALM IS WAVED UP AND DOWN ,UP AND DOWN

THE GOOD OLD DAYS ARE GONE