Escaping Road Rage through Cycling

Road rage seems to be a very common issue in this country and there are cases of road rage reported very often in every other police station in the big cities especially. There are videos which go viral of road rage and people tend to just share those videos instead of looking deep into the causes that result in such actions. We feel that if we address the root cause of road rage happening on streets we may be able to solve the problem in all its totality. Some of the major causes of road rage are heavy congestion on roads, distracted driving, loud music, slow driving, and the list goes on and on. The one solution we have in mind to fight these issues is to change the way we commute on a daily basis. The vehicles on the road in the big cities usually occupy a lot of space and the condition of the roads are also questionable. In such times, cycling serves as the ideal mode to commute and more importantly, it would save you from road rage more often and make your journey more fun. Wondering how? Explore the reasons with us.

  1. Beat the traffic: Traffic is one of the major causes of road rage in this country and the solution to this problem is far from visible. There are more vehicles on the streets than the roads can accommodate and this has led to heavy congestion on the roads and it is very evident in the rush hours. In times like this, road rage is a very common incident as people are in a hurry and at times have a collision with other vehicles. Cycling relieves you of this tension as by cycling you can easily dodge the traffic and make your way out of the congested roads with ease. In this way, you do not need to wait in the queue during rush hours and can reach your destination on time.
  2. Safety on roads: There are plenty of drivers on the road who seem to drive recklessly or are often distracted while driving. This lead to accidents and hence, road rage. If you are on the streets, all you can do is stay alert and far from such drivers but cycling is a better option in this case also. The drivers usually occupy the centre of the roads and do not tend to edge themselves and the cyclists usually take up the left side of the road and stick to the left side more often. Thus, by staying clear of such reckless drivers, you can keep yourself of road rage by engaging in cycling.
  3. Stress buster: There might only be a handful of people in this country who are stress-free. Stress is one of the major causes that causes you to react violently in petty situations or make you overreact. These are everyday instances that due to stress road rage incidents happen regularly in this country. Cycling might be of great help to those people here. Cycling is one of the most fun exercises and it often helps you relax your muscles. Cycling regularly will help you grow physically and mentally and serve as a stress buster.
  4. Tailgating: Tailgating is nothing but deliberately following the driver in front too closely. It often happens in congested roads, when the drivers are very slow, and during rush hours, and results in angering the drivers behind. When the roads are heavily congested, the drivers behind hardly leave any space between them and the vehicle in front and keeps no room for movement of the vehicles. This commotion ends in road rage half the time. You can always use the cycle to commute if the route to your destination is often heavily congested. It saves you all the time and also keeps you away from incidents that may end in road rage.
  5. Detours: The country is progressing tremendously and the infrastructure also along with it is upgrading. As a result of that, it often happens that you are unable to take the usual route to your destination and have to take a longer route. At such times, if you are on a cycle, you can easily make your way through the small lanes that connect to your destination. In that way, you do not have to be enraged for the ongoing construction work on your route.

Cycling as a trend is spreading rapidly in this country and Yulu supports this revolutionary movement in the way we commute. This will help in keeping the pollution rates in check and also will ensure that we have a healthy environment. Cycling serves as a huge weapon to fight the road rage incidents that occur so frequently in this country. Yulu is here to help the cause and we rent out cycles at very cheap costs for your daily rides. Ride with us and reach your destination quicker and smoother. All you need to do is scan and rent a cycle using the Yulu app and pedal the change in society.

Author: Yulu

Yulu's vision is to reduce traffic congestion by providing a scalable, affordable, efficient and clean solution for the first mile, last mile, and short distance commute. We strongly believe that short commute mode can be made more Efficient, Affordable and GREEN, thereby ensuring that future generations will have a healthy environment to live. We want to replace big personal vehicles with a smaller form factor that does not require fossil fuel. We are using IoT technology to create a vast network of shared dockless bicycles that can be rented easily by a user-friendly app in pay per use business model. We are a mission-driven company based out of India with a solid founding team and big ambitions. At Yulu we believe that every day is a mission and success is exciting when its attained with fun and as a team. If you want to solve the problem of traffic congestion, reduce pollution, positively impact the society, let's have a conversation to partner in our journey to shape a new India for our future generations.

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