Know Your Speed

Many a times when I am driving I do not realise that I have gone a notch (ok several notches) up the speed limit. As soon as I realise this (or see the Islamabad Traffic Police sitting at a distance with their speed detection gadgetry) I step on the brakes a little to slow myself down. At times like these I wish for a programmable speedometer that would yell whenever I would break the speed limits. I will have to keep wishing till such a thing is invented and I get my hands on it.

Till that time I am amusing myself with the speed detection meters installed on the 7th Avenue. People who travel on that road must have seen the elevated detectors that tell your speed when you pass by them (you have to be in the right most row to get full benefits of the detector).

When I am driving, I usually take that lane and jump with joy as soon as ‘my’ speed is glorified (displayed on the board that is). My father likes to drive in the centre lane. Everyday when we are heading home at night from work and passing through 7th Avenue, I literally force him to switch to the fast lane well in time for the detector to detect our speed. It is so much fun to see the glowing numbers change on the board! Yuppie! I hope others also enjoy this small ‘treat’ as much as I do.

I would also like to make a note here that speed limits are made for our safety as well as the safety of others. So no matter how compelled we are to break it and speed away, we should try to restrain ourselves. We should at least care for the life and safety of others if not our own.

Happy driving and detecting your speed on 7th Avenue you all! :-)

7 Comments so far

  1. ersalan on December 1st, 2008 @ 12:26 am

    Have you seen the re-constructed Islamabad Highway/Expressway? It’s so darn awesome that I hit 130(read bragging : P~) and didn’t even notice

  2. furquanatique on December 1st, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

    Many new vehicles in the market today that come with integrated dashboard screens now have plenty of digital real estate to yell at you that you’re driving beyond the speed limit (it uses GPS to determine what the speed limits are on certain roads but it fails to do so on the street level as GPS data is unavailable where the kids on the street are at risk :/

  3. hashriani on December 1st, 2008 @ 12:57 pm

    I myself don’t drive but I make a good navigator. Whenever my friend goes a little fast I just scream " OYE POLICE"!

  4. wkhang on December 1st, 2008 @ 1:57 pm

    Talking about fast drive hhhmm, Fellows do not DRIVE FAST becuause some one at home is waiting for you, some one loves you.

    Hey Authors,
    Just a reminder today is the December 1rst HIV/AIDS, whats going on in Isb ?

  5. Monazza Talha (montaleast13) on December 2nd, 2008 @ 1:05 am

    @ ersalan
    Yup i have seen the reconstructions. Look good. But every time i try to speed up, i get stuck behind a slow moving uncle, racing rash drivers of vans, a casual bike rider who has a companion at his back or worst still a line of traffic waiting to turn right. :'( But i never stop trying to step on it anyways ;-)

    GPS systems work on roads in Pakistan! :-O WOW How could i be so ignorant of the blossoming technology!

    Neat approach! I do the same to my dad, at times, and my sisters do it with me. ;-)

    I ‘truly madly deeply’ agree to what you said about driving safe for the special someones waiting at home. :-)

  6. wkhang on December 2nd, 2008 @ 3:49 am

    @ montaleast13,

    Hey please do watch this link and if you still drive fast …..

    MUST C :

    Even some time you think that the whole road is empty the green signal is green and what not but still some time DRIVE FAST CAN KILL SOME ONE ………..

    MUST C :


  7. seskey on December 3rd, 2008 @ 4:13 pm

    get a speed detector radar from USA and you will enjoy.

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