Consensus, an impossibility

Published :  Bangalore Mirror Road-widening must be driven by the principle of larger good for the masses, but must be backed by reliable studies, says Praveen Sood, the former traffic police chief, in an exclusive write-up Nothing is farther from the possibility than finding a consensus among citizens on road widening. No commuter who passes through ...

Trailer of good things to come

Published : Times of India The Metro Rail is the most efficient form of transportation.Praveen Sood,Addl Director General of Police (Police Computer Wing) and Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety,spells out what it entails for the city The Metro Rail is one of the effective mass public transportation systems,and therefore one of the most effective solutions to ...

50% of traffic police are wasted at junctions

Published : DNA The question most frequently asked during public interactions is why policemen are standing hidden behind trees away from junctions to catch traffic violators (read signal jumpers) instead of being at the junctions to stop them from jumping the signal.Here the comment ‘hiding behind trees’ is disputable since there are hardly any trees left at ...

Traffic management needs a holistic approach

Published : Deccan Herald During public interactions, question often asked is whether public opinion and residents’ associations have any role to play in traffic planning? While answering in the affirmative, my view is that public opinion has to be holistic and not merely driven by “I, me, and myself.” The nature of traffic planning and management ...

If you cross drinking limits,then dont drive

Published : Times of India One for the road No way.I took only beer,how can I be drunk is the most frequently heard argument by traffic police in Bangalore.If everyone is to be believed,consumption of beer in the city would have increased tenfold.Also,most feel it is OK to drink beer irrespective of the quantity and drive ...

Its traffic enforcement or harassment

Published : Times of India Altercations between the public and traffic policemen are not unheard of.But to say that every traffic cop is standing at the junction just to abuse people is stretching it a bit too far.Without denying or justifying the existence of such malaise,it is worth examining the genesis of the problem as to ...

Ambulances need space and courtesy

Published : Times of India Concern for ambulances stuck in a traffic jam is a noble thought.Suggestions ranging from separate lanes for ambulances to technology-driven solutions that would turn every signal green as the vehicle approaches a junction,keep pouring in. Good intentions indeed.Except that the situation and road users behaviour leave much to be desired. If merely ...

One-way? Two-way? Absolutely No way!

One-way? Two-way? Absolutely No way!
Published : Times of India Author: Praveen Sood 815 total views, no views today

Let us make a difference and feel the difference too

Let us make a difference and feel the difference too
Published : Times of India   985 total views, no views today

Every Bangalorean has a suggestion about traffic

Published : Times of India Nothing can be more therapeutic for Bangaloreans than talking about traffic. The best part is that every Bangalorean has a suggestion about traffic. The worst part is that everyone’s solution is from his point of convenience. Also most suggestions are aimed at other roadusers to the exclusion of oneself. In a ...