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Rare Display of Traffic Discipline in Kerala Sparks Online Discussion

Rare Display Of Traffic Discipline In Kerala Sparks Online Discussion

In India, good traffic behaviour is often a rare gem, with many drivers seeming to prefer getting through traffic quickly rather than waiting patiently. However, a recent post by a Reddit user (@hornylaughing) on the ‘India’ subreddit has caught attention for showcasing exceptional traffic sense in Kerala. The user shared a photo showing a long line of vehicles, including cars and trucks, all patiently waiting in a single lane despite the other lane being clear. The caption read, “Almost a kilometre long traffic due to road work but not a single car on the wrong side of the road. As someone from north India this amazes me.”

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The post quickly gained traction, with locals expressing their astonishment. Many agreed that such disciplined behaviour was indeed rare in Kerala. One commenter remarked, “One of the rare occasions i guess. That ksrtc staying in line is super sus. Probably police ahead.” Another said, “Drove in Kozhikode once, cant believe this can happen there.” A third shared, “I have never seen lane discipline like this anywhere in Kerala.”

A fourth user explained, “Don’t mean to be cynical on a feel good post but you can witness the same people lose all their civic sense when there’re no workers barricading the road at night and cause a ruckus and I have personally witnessed police trying to free the jammed up service road.”

While News18 couldn’t verify the authenticity of the situation, it did spark a discussion online. This isn’t the first time such an event has occurred in India. Previously, a video showcasing Meghalaya’s impressive traffic discipline had also gone viral. The clip showed vehicles patiently queued up on the right side of the road amidst a traffic jam, with not a single one attempting to break the rules.

 

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