Traffic safety week in Hyderabad

This was some twenty years ago (seventeen actually), to the date, when we were living in Hyderabad. We had bought our first car, a Hyundai Santro, and we were back to driving after having spent the previous three years in Bombay, using public transport.

I chanced upon the traffic safety week announcement in the local newspaper, and decided to take part in the driving competition.

traffic-safety-week-announcement

We were asked oral questions about driving and then we had to drive our cars, park, reverse and generally follow the rules. It was a surprise to find myself in The Hindu newspaper the next day (no mention of name, but my pic reflected in the mirror).

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The Hindu, Hyderabad, 17th Feb 2000

And the bigger surprise was when I got a phone call telling me I had won! I couldn’t make it to the prize distribution function, but my prize, a Hyderabadi pearl set, and certificate, was waiting for me at the police station.

traffic-prize-certificate-2000

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