‘Deadly’ hoardings on city outskirts
Yesterday noon I was walking road outside my Sanat Nagar house watching one of those large advertisement hoardings, which have been put up at the various places on the City outskirts.
Suddenly I heard a loud crash behind me. When I turned around I saw that a car had crashed into another car. Thankfully no one was injured but within seconds the duo drivers got down of their cabs and started abusing, thrashing each other.
Some of the locals intervened. It was found that one of the drivers was at fault as he had been looking towards the life size hoarding of a celebrity and watching it when he collided with the other car.
When the matter was settled I told the accused driver that he should have been more careful.
With this I started walking back home but by the time I came across the hoarding, a smile crossed my face and I realised that actually I too was mesmerised by the charm of the “deadly” hoarding.
As such a question arises. Are these hoardings really required and can’t they lead to mishaps like the one I was witness to?
(The ideas expressed are author’s own)
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