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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

STOP using Mobile when on Road !!


ஹலோ  -  யார் பேசறது !!  இரு சக்கர வண்டி ஓட்டும்போது, தெருவில் நடக்கும்போது கைபேசியில் பேசும் பழக்கம் உண்டா !! 


There cannot be a partial Yes or No.. .. be truthful and give an honest answer – do you use mobile, attend to calls, or speak while you are driving – be it a two-wheeler or 4 wheeler or when walking even in a busy street !  - How many of us can say that ‘I have never done that’ !!  - often wonder whether people have such important call that they deal in some crores or can’t they ever desist from answering even if the call is from Boss or the BOSS (from Home) 

In every game, be it Cricket or anything else, a momentary lapse can bring in horrendous result.  A well-set batsman can miss the line of length and be bowled; a great fielder can drop a sitter !!  -  momentary lapse of concentration can mostly prove to be a costly affair.   You might divert your attention for a little while – it could well be a lapse of something such as concentration or judgment -  a temporary lack of that thing, which can often cause you to make a mistake. 

Take a Vow !  - no Hello when out on the road, be it driving or walking !  - sky is not going to fall down and we are not Chicken Little.  

The word hello has a surprising history. Its dates back to  1830s, and it wasn't originally used as a greeting. In fact, the first published use of "hello" was in 1827, and it was mainly used to attract attention or express surprise. It wasn't until the telephone arrived that hello became hit. Thomas Edison is credited with putting hello into common usage, and he urged people who used his phone to say it when they answered. His rival, Alexander Graham Bell, thought the better word was "ahoy."

"Ahoy’ had been  around longer than "hello." It was first used in the 1500s as a cry to attract attention. Sailors would shout "Ahoy!" when they saw land, or when they were approaching another ship. "Ahoy" comes from the Dutch word "hoi," which means "hello." Bell actually felt so strongly about using the phrase "Ahoy" that he used it for the rest of his life.  

The sound is not important – not speaking on mobile is important.  It could harm the life of Self or any other road users.  Every years thousands are killed on roads and more are badly injured.   Many vehicle accidents occur due to lapse in concentration.   Everything else can wait – life is too precious ! and limbs are not that strong !!  

Written in public interest !!   

With regards – S. Sampathkumar



  1. Many a times I feel not to answer the call , but somehow the urge(or rather I feel so) makes me do so while driving ....having said that I fully agree with your view which is definitely a life saver as the situation could be..

  2. Yes true..heaven doesn't fall even if the phone is not attended "the BOSS (from Home)". The death related mobile talking in driving are more than than the divorce rate in India, indicate that the even super bosses wont harm or leave us. I had a personal experience that my daughter fell from steps while talking over phone and hospitalised in USA. Since then I made it a point even not talk to on phone while walking, probably my daughter too stop talking while walking and driving. Mind cannot do multi tasking all the times. Thanks to share the info from commonly used hello to Ahoy and Hoi...! Interesting article with public message .