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Old 29th May 2007, 13:14   #1
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Now the Bangalore Traffic Police will be armed with hand-held Blackberrys to keep track of every traffic violation.

Blackberrys to tame B'lore traffic - Yahoo! India News
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Wow! That should go well with the cool tints and cowboy hats they have currently.

The next accessory should be these cowboy boots:

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Wow! That should go well with the cool tints and cowboy hats they have currently.
O yeah, they were all given Rayban shades sometime back and masks as well.
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Not to forget Pulsars to whiz around.
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What use, if they don't have a centralized -- also maintained database of owners , their addresses .

Do anyone change address in DL / RC when they change places. Atleast I never did!.
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What use, if they don't have a centralized -- also maintained database of owners , their addresses .

Do anyone change address in DL / RC when they change places. Atleast I never did!.
They don't really need addresses, they just have to look for repeat offenders.

This is actually old news, except Blackberry has replaced the Desi Simputer.

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Woe for traffic offenders in Sim city
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werent they even given accents? or was that chennai?
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accents were given to chennai cops
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What they need are fatter paychecks and incentives.That alone will work better than blackberries and accents combined.
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What they need are fatter paychecks and incentives.That alone will work better than blackberries and accents combined.
and lets add to that responsible and civil drivers and road users.
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Thats right.The cops in B'lore need to get paid better,so there's an incentive to perform better on the roads.Couple that with some training from forces from the US/UK/any other developed country,and we'd have excellent road sense & regulations.

I really wish something like this happens.Also, make it mandatory for every license holder to undergo a course that would instill some road sense in them.
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The cops in B'lore need to get paid better,so there's an incentive to perform better on the roads.
How abt a mirror of that thought? They perform better on the roads and get suitably dynamic incentives?

Then again, all this is easier said than done- and the cops are over-stretched. There has to be some discipline courses for road users coupled with the real threat of some hot-branding for ill-mannered driving. The old adage Once Bitten Twice Shy will be very effective in an Indian traffic context
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