" It would take many pages to recount the sheer number of incidents where someone has jeered at me while I was driving, followed me, honked at me needlessly, or tried to somehow freak me out. Over time I have learned to be rock-solid in the face of these issues, but sometimes incidents happen which really test my resolve.
Once my sister and I were traveling on an under-construction road and took a diversion where only one car could pass at a time. There was a Prado behind us and the driver just wouldn’t stop honking. I could see from the rear view mirror that he was looking directly at me, annoyed, shaking his head, as if being stuck there was my personal choice.
With nothing else to do I ignored his honking, meanwhile trying to maneuver my way out. The impatient driver suddenly accelerated and overtook me from the right, hitting my car in the process. Both my side-mirror and headlights had broken in the collision, but the driver didn’t bother stopping or even acknowledging that the damage occurred.
His entitlement and nonchalance infuriated me, and I decided not to let it go just like that. I gestured for him to pull over, and after ignoring me for a while he finally stopped. Approaching his window, I saw a well-dressed man sitting in the back. Both of them just looked at me blankly, as if they had no idea why I stood there. The only answer the driver had was, “Baji ghalti say hogaya”.
Annoyed, I firmly asked to be compensated. This time the man in the passenger seat said the most ridiculous thing, “How can you expect a poor driver to pay for your loss?” Then, in a tone that sounded more like a threat, he said that if the police got involved it would not go well for me. I was both angered and amused by this, but his mouth fell open in shock as I immediately signaled to the traffic warden standing nearby. The warden eventually decided in my favor, and that day I felt like I had stood up not only for myself but also for all those women who are underestimated as drivers and as people too." CarFirst salutes Pakistan’s women drivers. Share your story today and help make our roads safe for everyone! #SarakMeriBhiHai #CarFirst #WeBuyCars
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