Bangalore Mirror Newspaper: Auto-cracy

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What do you do when autodriveabuse you roundly when you refuse to pay one-and-a-half? We get expert suggestions

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Franklin Joseph, Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Bangalore practitioners : “First, don’t get scared. If you are, don’t show it because that would only encourage the harasser to get more aggressive. The idea is to get out of the spat without hassles. Have numbeof friends and family on speed dial.”

[] [Post] “Also make sure that you have something in your hand like a pen or even a magazine, so that you can hit the autodriver if he tries to attack you.”

Mahalakshmi Prabhakaran

A couple of days back, one of our reportewas at the receiving end of the infamous rude behaviour of a Bengaluru autodriver. She was verbally abused and physically manhandled because she refused to pay him the exorbitant excess fare he was demanding. Our otherwise brave reporter was shaken a bit though she stood her ground.

This is not an uncommon scene in the city. A dip-stick survey threw up the following, common instances of bad behaviour by autodrivers, as experienced by the passengers.

  • Demanding excess fare.
  • Hurling profanities on being refused to pay the excess fare.
  • When you tell them you will report them to the cops, they retort saying, they are not afraid and continue abusing the passenger.
  • Tampering with the meter and refusing to accept that the meter has been tampered with.
  • Charging a passenger extra only because he/she happens to be a non-Kannadiga.
  • Abusing the passenger for being a non-Kannadiga.
  • Making indecent overtures and gestures at women passengers.
  • Refusing to ferry the passenger to the destination of his choice.

Sometimes, the passengeare so shell-shocked by an autodriver’s uncouth mannethat they don’t react immediately. How does one deal with this menace? What does one do with errant auto drivers?

Bangalore Mirror asked around for suggestions and here’re some of the answewe got:

Shrinivas Murthy, president, Autorickshaw Drivers’ Union, said: “When you board an auto, see if the driver’s got the display card. If you don’t see it, don’t take that auto. Next, if you find that his meter is wrong or he is talking rudely or harassing
you, simply note down the serial number on the display card and report him.

And what does one do when the autorickshaw driver refuses to go where you want to go? “Don’t wait for them to agree to go where you want to. Instead, board the auto, take down the DL number and tell him where you want to go. He will quietly go where you want to, Murthy said.

Call the control room

Girish, Assistant Sub Inspector of Police, said: “Call the control room number in front of the autodriver. All you need to do is give us your name and the auto registration number. We will immediately file a complaint and take action. Not only will he be fined, we will also recover the excess amount he has charged from you.”

Use a book as a weapon: Krav Maga

Frank J ‘Wolf’, Krav Maga practitioners : “First, don’t get scared. If you are, don’t show it because that would only encourage the harasser to get more aggressive. The idea is to get out of the spat without hassles. Have numbeof friends and family on speed dial.”

“Also make sure that you have something in your hand like a pen or even a magazine, so that you can hit the autodriver if he tries to attack you.”

Assaulting a woman is serious

Demanding additional fare is a violation under road transport laws but harassing a woman and grabbing her hand is a more serious offence punishable under the IPC. In this instance, you should immediately note down the vehicle number and report it to the nearest police station. We are planning and are in talks to have low-cost cab driveso that we can control the autodriver menace.
Bhaskar Rao, Commissioner for Transport & Road  Safety, Bangalore

Don’t panic: You don’t have to pay more than what the meter shows. And you shouldn’t get scared. Note the details on the display card so that you can complain to the police. You can also take help from an other autodriver.
Parameshwar, autodriver for 20 years

Just keep going
If he demands more, just sit in the auto and ask him to keep driving (no matter how far you’ve to go for this) till you sight a traffic cop or a police station. (And then report him).
Nazir Hussain, auto driver for 12 years

Central Traffic Control Room:
2294 3663. They register complaints for Vidhana Soudha, Cubbon Park, Vyalikaval, High Grounds areas
Traffic Control Room West: 22943030.
Traffic Control Room East: 2294 3131. They register complaints for Madivala, Indiranagar, Koramangala, M G Road areas.
Easy Auto: 9844112233. Save this number right away. Call to register complaints and also to ask for an auto between 7 am to 10 pm. You need to give them the auto registration number, driver’s name and your name and number.


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Mr. Franklin Joseph started his Krav Maga training in 2003 under Mr. Vicky Kapoor, Chief Instructor of Krav Maga in India. He was internationally certified as a Senior Civilian Maga Self Defence Instructor (2003 batch) and was the Regional Director of the International Krav Maga Federation (‘I.K.M.F.’) at Bangalore from 2007 onwards till 2012. He had also trained under and was certified by the Grandmaster Avi Moyal, Chief Instructor, I.K.M.F., Israel and has attended countless workshops by Krav Maga legends & stalwarts like Grandmaster Eyal Yanilov, Chief Instructor, K.M.G., Israel, Master Shlomi Moyal, Master Gabi Noah and Master Amnon Darsa etc. Now, he founded & run an independent organization – Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defence Academy in Bengaluru, Hubballi and Dharwad.
‘Guru-ji’ and ‘Dr. Safety’ are honorary alias given to him by his Krav Maga Self Defence practitioners. He also added Ninja Kubaton Pressure Points Self Defence Tool in his Krav Maga capsules to help promote its unique and amazing tactics.
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Mr Franklin Joseph has conducted 400+ Power to Women Corporate Self Defence Workshops. These corporate women Self Defense workshops have been conducted PAN India from Jaipur to Hyderabad or Delhi to Bengaluru or Chennai to Kolkata etc. Lot of women who have learned Women Self Defense have shared their point of views on the training, hardships & rewards of learning from Guru-ji Franklin Joseph & Krav Maga Self Defense along with other elements uniquely & exclusively added in their training.
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Few of the objectives of Girl Safety Empowerment & Girl Self Defense Wellness Workshop are
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