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Old 14th November 2007, 21:28   #16
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Thats a good move.
I hope this is maintained.There's every chance it'll fade into oblivion in the next few weeks. Good to know that 1000+ licenses were suspended too.
About time to crack the whip! Hope all the major cities take this up,and put it to use.

763 cases in 4 hours! Wonder what numbers we'd see if this was a week long effort.
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Old 14th November 2007, 23:41   #17
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thank goodness, a sensible drive. Its high time Delhi police did that too. 2 days back I saw a tractor with iron rods plying in the fast lane without any lights at the back, and one front light fused.
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Good move but will remain ineffective. The biggest concern for tail light stays on the highways at night. Even now, driving on the expressway in the dark, you can barely make out a few slow moving vehicles without tail lights. Padestrians in dark clothes who decide to cross in front of a car doing expressway speeds. Unless there is a drive to educate people, these petty fines wont serve the purpose of teaching everyone.
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Old 15th November 2007, 09:50   #19
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Drives like this are good but they need to block the sources of these i.e. licensing rules.

- Make it mandatory to go through the driving schools
- Make the driving test tougher
- Take a written test on rules and signs

This will force the people to educate themselves and inturn atleast 10-20% will follow them later too.

For the rest of them, these drives will work.

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Old 15th November 2007, 10:46   #20
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While this is certainly salutary, IMHO, over a period of time, this drive can degenerate into drive for collection of "money".
Yes that's possible. As citizens let's reduce the risk of this happening by publicly supporting the drive. Perhaps write in to the papers saying this is a good thing, post supporting comments on online papers, blog about it, etc.

I'm sure that the people behind this, would appreciate the support and get 'motivated' to ensure that it does not fizzle out.
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Old 15th November 2007, 10:48   #21
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This traffic drive is eating up another 15 mins in my drive back to Vashi for the past 2 evenings!!!

The worst part being the "dog pound" vehicles - i mean 1 or 2 Maharashtra ST buses that di not even have a tail lamp behind them, leave alone a fused bulb, were let to go!!!!

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What about a drive to fine vehicles with worn off tyres? 100% of trucks, buses and taxi's will have to be challaned.

Also, how about the cops take up the MMRDA and countless other agencies to clearly mark construction zones on our roads? Have any of these cops or government officers driven at night?
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- Make it mandatory to go through the driving schools
How would this help - driving school is just a channel to bribe the
RTO on your behalf - they act like agents.


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1) Driving on the wrong side of the road
In Pune, this is entirely normal & legal & 1/3 of all roads are
reserved for people driving on the wrong side - atleast, that's what a
casual visitor to Pune would assume.

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Good drive, I wish some one in delhi will wake up to control the killer blue line buses. I remember it happened only during Kiran Bedi's tenure.
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