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Old 26th August 2008, 21:05   #61
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What about all those hoardings with flashy products (& hot bodied women) which cause even more distraction than anything else.
cmon. dont give them ideas now.
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Old 26th August 2008, 21:12   #62
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No hoardings in Chennai
No dancing In Bangalore
No Music in Mumbai

wonder whats going to hit delhi !!!
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Old 26th August 2008, 21:14   #63
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Thumbs down new avenue to make moolah for the traffic police...

Another ploy to milk the motorists !!
God knows what new stuff wud they come up next with...
And what about the audio enthusiasts who have spend a bomb on their ICE...
Isn't this Law open to blantant misuse by the Traffic Police ? How would they detect music running softly inside a car with windows up.
Waitin to see this stupid rule being implemented and how much moolah do the traffic guys collect
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Old 26th August 2008, 21:15   #64
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This is a very smart idea from the cops. Now everybody can sing in their cars and become a contestant on a reality tv show.
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Old 26th August 2008, 22:23   #65
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Arrey Photo banao aur pooja karo Police log ka.

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under Section 190 (2) of the Motor Vehicles Act, which deals with violation of standards of road safety, control of noise and air pollution.
Safety? Ban all those fatichure taxis & ricks. They are the biggest threat to road safety.

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Music is a hindrance to safe driving. The driver cannot hear the horns. Paying attention to music could lead to accidents
There are no roads left in Mumbai. Traffic is everywhere. For accidents to happen there should be some kind of roads and vehicle should be doing atleast 10 kmph and not 3 kmph over potholes.


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Old 26th August 2008, 23:22   #66
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This is a very smart idea from the cops. Now everybody can sing in their cars and become a contestant on a reality tv show.
Love the reality tv show thing .

maybe we should start a thread stating Police & their stupidity .

This is just stupid if they fine people for playing music .
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Old 27th August 2008, 02:42   #67
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No hoardings in Chennai
No dancing In Bangalore
No Music in Mumbai

wonder whats going to hit delhi !!!
No fairer sex on the roads?
That will save from all the insecurity problems for women and will cause less distraction for men. Ain't it?
Seems like Taliban is coming alive in India.
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Old 27th August 2008, 05:48   #68
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Basically, how can Police create rules or laws without them being passed by some elected morons ?
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Old 27th August 2008, 10:30   #69
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I would argue that Music soothes the Savage Soul. Given Mumbai's traffic condisitons music should be encouraged not stopped as it would reduce road rage.

Yes if the music is so loud that the cops can hear it outside the car they can politely ask the passengers to turn it down or face a fine. There will always be some who flout the rules but loud music should be

Lewis Hamilton is knownto hum to himself while he is racing. He says, it helps him focus. Micheal Schumacher was known to chatter with the pit crew/chief while racing, when interviewed he claimed it helps his concentration. I would say that a F1 circuit demads a pretty high degree of concentration from even people as highly trained as F1 drivers.

If Music (under 85db) was known to distract drivers to the point where it led to a higher number of accidents trust the Aericans to have already enforced rules to account for this. Americans (driven by their insurace premiums and leagal system) ould be the first to comply.
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This is the section from the Motor Vehicles Act which is the cause of the problem.
190. Using vehicle in unsafe condition.
(1) Any person who drives or causes or allows to be driven in any public place a motor vehicle or trailer while the vehicle or trailer has any defect, which such person knows of or could have discovered by the exercise of ordinary care and which is calculated to render the driving of the vehicle a source of danger to persons and vehicles using such place, shall be punishable with fine which may extend to two hundred and fifty rupees or, if as a result of such defect an accident is caused causing bodily injury or damage to property, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.

(2) Any person who drives or causes or allows to be driven, in any public place a motor vehicle, which violates the standards prescribed in relation to road safety, control of noise and air-pollution,' shall be punishable for the first offence with a fine of one thousand rupees and for any second or subsequent offence with a fine of two thousand rupees.

(3) Any person who drives or causes or allows to be driven, in any public place a motor vehicle which violates the provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder relating to the carriage of goods which are of dangerous or hazardous nature to human life, shall be punishable for the first offence which may extend to three thousand rupees, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with both, and for any second or subsequent offence with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with both.
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As subsection 2 says, going beyond safety standards for noise pollution is punishable. This is the section mentioned by the Midday quoting Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic, Suburban), Mumbai.

Is anyone aware of what is the prescribed safety standard for noise pullution?

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Old 27th August 2008, 10:40   #71
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This is just crazy !

I'm reminded of a joke I read a long time ago - a thinking machine (a la "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy") is given the proposition "90% of accidents involving a flight of stairs occur at the top or the bottom step".

The machine's solution ? "Remove the top & bottom steps !"

Anyway, it's next to impossible to enforce this rule - I could be listening to traffic updates for all they know.

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Seriously, all of the above need to be tackled first. Dont push it too much, Mr.Sabde. .
This guy got his few seconds under the limelight on NDTV yesterday night. I need just quote him verbatim for you to understand the guy :

" Music has to be banned because it makes the driver mindless !! "

So now you know how brainy he is !!
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On the topic yesterday by coincidence I came across a nut driving a car ( one of the many instances seen nowdays ) driving crazily on the DN Road during peak hours (1830 hrs ) revving up and cutting lanes with the speakers blaring. Infact I felt the vibrations as it passed by me as I was walking.
Now my query is whether the guy is "high" on music and driving crazily or
is he "high" on something else and blaring the music and driving crazily ??
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Safety? Ban all those fatichure taxis & ricks. They are the biggest threat to road safety.
+1

Lets get a list of things that the cops can do to make things better -

Get all those 15 year old taxis off the road.
Install some sense into auto drivers.
Take heavy vehicles older than 15 years off the road.
Enforce the law on heavy vehicles with no lights.
Do not allow taxi and auto stands at every junction.
Enforce the NO drinking and driving law totally.
Learn how to manage signals.
Learn to stand in the center of the junction regulating traffic and not hide behind trees to catch offenders to fill their pockets.
Make an effort with the BMC to get the hawkers off the pavements.
Force the pedestrians to walk on the pavement and not in the middle of the road.
Get those cycle guys out from the fast lane on our roads.

Anyone wants to add more?

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There are no roads left in Mumbai. Traffic is everywhere. For accidents to happen there should be some kind of roads and vehicle should be doing atleast 10 kmph and not 3 kmph over potholes.
True.
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Old 27th August 2008, 11:01   #75
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1. They should build sky walks over main roads, atleast where we have major railway stations. Its a huge problem to cross he Bandra/Andheri etc. station signals on SV road. And to add to that you have the RTO guy standing in one corner doing nothing about it.


In saving yourself from hitting a guy crossing you endup hitting a car next to you.

2. And what about the Animals on road guys? What is the RTO doing about the Dogs/Cows/Donkeys/Cats/Etc etc etc on the roads?

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+1
Lets get a list of things that the cops can do to make things better -

Get all those 15 year old taxis off the road.
Install some sense into auto drivers.
Take heavy vehicles older than 15 years off the road.
Enforce the law on heavy vehicles with no lights.
Do not allow taxi and auto stands at every junction.
Enforce the NO drinking and driving law totally.
Learn how to manage signals.
Learn to stand in the center of the junction regulating traffic and not hide behind trees to catch offenders to fill their pockets.
Make an effort with the BMC to get the hawkers off the pavements.
Force the pedestrians to walk on the pavement and not in the middle of the road.
Get those cycle guys out from the fast lane on our roads.

Anyone wants to add more?


True.

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