Like their counterparts in Mumbai, Bengaluru police also seems to have learnt the art of being quirky while conveying the message with ease. After many TV shows and series from Netflix, Bengaluru Police tickled our funny bone with an iconic reference from Lord of the Rings to pass an important message about honking.
Making it clear that unnecessary honking at a red light is not cool, they used the reference of the ‘Horn of Gondor’. The iconic war-horn that Boromir played by Sean Bean, carried with him during the events in Fellowship of the Ring.
“Unless you’re summoning your troops, no matter how loud you honk at the red signal, the traffic will simply not move,” the Bengaluru City Police wrote on Twitter urging people to say no to honking. With two images, of what you think vs what you really look like, the social media managers of the cops used one photo of gallant Boromir and another of a cartoon blowing a horn.
— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) November 27, 2017
In the film, the horn was heard during the Skirmish at Amon Hen prior to Boromir’s death. so while he looked a daring hero, the cartoon is not exactly a someone we would hope to be. Tweeple were left in splits seeing the comparison and lauded them for their interesting campaign, while others suggested a few measures to deal with the situation.
Excellent tweet @BlrCityPolice
— Karnvir Mundrey (@karnvirmundrey) November 27, 2017
Haha classic :-)
— Karteek Joshi (@karteekjoshi) November 27, 2017
— Thriveni BS (@drthrivenibs) November 27, 2017
When the red light 🚦 is on there should be a person in white beard shouting “You shall not pass”.
— Sourav Singh Digari (@thedigaritweet) November 27, 2017
You should fine those who honk on the roads. And also fine those with loud horns in their vehicles.
— gitanjali warrier (@geetwarrier) November 27, 2017
Why don’t you take some strict action against unnecessary honking and usage of high beam on the road? Especially with small roads of Bangalore, both causes road rage. Sign boards of no high beam n honking can be placed on roads to create awareness at least.
— Ramesh Singh (@rock33_34) November 27, 2017
We are so used to the noise that when we visit a foreign country, we feel that we have gone deaf
— S.Anand (@docdiablo23) November 27, 2017
Unfortunately, most of the people that honk aren’t really on Twitter.
— Omar (@omariskamal) November 27, 2017
And this is no the only #NoHonking message that has got thumbs up from the Twitterati. There earlier punny tweets too garnered lot of support from the users on the micro-blogging site.
— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) November 13, 2017
— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) June 19, 2017
Which No Honking tweet do you like the most? Tell us in comments below.
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