The year that was and lessons from it for road-users

Published : Times of India As we enter 2010,we have two statistics : one of pride and the other of shame.That deaths on our roads declined by 15% for the second successive year is a matter to be proud of.Fatalities on roads declined from 981 to 762 in the past two years.One can attribute this collectively ...

Chalta hai attitude wont do;fixing small problems is way ahead

Published : Times of India On receiving a violation ticket for stepping over a zebra crossing,a car driver felt outraged.It is too small an offence to be booked,he fumed.There are so many autorickshaw and lorry drivers.Book them first,he said. In 1996,George Kelling published a book Broken Windows.The title comes from the following example: consider a building ...

Praveen Sood: It’s not a question of 100 Rupees, sir

Published : Bangalore Mirror Any sale of a vehicle should be duly registered at the RTO office. Failing to do so is potentially dangerous for the original owner Week after week, mails from well meaning citizens pour in saying how they received a traffic violation notice for a vehicle which they had already sold. Some ...

Broke the rule Cough up the fine but insist on getting a receipt 1

Published : Times of India Nothing amuses me more than surveys highlighting the ranking of countries,states or departments on the index of corruption.How does it matter whether a department is the 10th or 100th in the index Is there any limit up to which corruption is acceptable It is not the department but few people in that ...

Replace humps with good behaviour

Published : Times of India Road humps are accepted as traffic calming devices all over the world.However,proliferation of road humps in Bangalore has converted roads into roller-coaster rides and a serious traffic hazard.On the one hand,there is a hue and cry about traffic moving at snails pace;on the other,there is such a huge demand for road ...

Better roads do not mean improved road safety

Better roads do not mean improved road safety
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