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Old 14th November 2007, 17:11   #1
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Mumbai: The traffic police have launched another drive to make Mumbai’s roads safer. This time, it’s against vehicles without taillights.

In just four hours, between 7 pm and 11 pm on Monday, the police registered 763 cases against drivers of vehicles without taillights at the city’s five major entry/exit points. “Most of them were heavy vehicles. They are an absolute menace, especially on highways,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Administration) Hemant Karkare.

He said that badly-parked trucks without taillights were responsible for a significant number of accidents. “Smaller vehicles ram into these parked giants as visibility on highways is next to zero at night,” Karkare said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police S.S. Solunke, who monitored the drive, said that the maximum number of cases — 214 — were registered at the Trombay-Vashi check naka. Next came the check nakas at Anand Nagar in Mulund (208), Dahisar (176), Airoli (104) and Modella in Thane (61).

Solunke said the drivers were prosecuted under the Central Motor Vehicle Rule and fined Rs 100. “If the offence is repeated, the licence will be suspended,” Solunke added.

On June 20, the traffic police had launched a drive against drunken driving. Till last week, over 8,000 motorists had been prosecuted, with 1,704 serving jail time. The traffic department suspended 1,706 licences and collected over Rs 1.5 crore in fines. That drive was followed by one against rash driving, driving while talking on the mobile phone and not using seatbelts.

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Good steps! Not having tail lights is also dangerous and once we start imposing these rules the offenders will suddenly have the money to repair their vehicles.
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He said that badly-parked trucks without taillights were responsible for a significant number of accidents. “Smaller vehicles ram into these parked giants as visibility on highways is next to zero at night,” Karkare said.
Good drive but how about working the MMRDA or whatever to get some street lights installed (the ones that emit and light up the roads clearly) too ??

And I hope this drive is sustained and does not end up as a show off for the amount collected as fines by our cops !
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Good! Wish Bangy cops will adopt this drive. Cops will meet the revenue target for the year within a day just from fining the Autos.
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Good show by Mumbai cops. Hopefully cops in other motorized cities across India will follow their lead.
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I just hope that the bangy cops could check this here , on the ring roads these are a real menace
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All these are good moves. But we just don't want to learn.
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Cops will meet the revenue target for the year within a day just from fining the Autos.
And very next day there will be no autos on road.
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I sure hope the Calcutta Cops take a cue from this and do something in here.

Great initiative.
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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". It will be better if the cops video tape the vehicles, and send notices to the owners. After all, transport vehicles (the ones with black-on-yellow number plates) have to turn up at RT offices every year for renewal of fitness certificate and tax has to be paid once every three months or half year.
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Excellent drive by Mumbai cops. If they happen to make their way to Pune then all auto rickshaws, PMT buses, 70% motorcycles, 90% trucks, all Neeta volvo buses, etc will be fined and they could meet their revenue targets for two years to come.
Great effort there.
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ya Very Nice initiative by Mumbai cops.

hope this drive prompts other state cops to do the same,cos people driving without the taillights are a big menace.
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Other potentially high revenue earners:

1) Driving on the wrong side of the road
2) Driving without rear view mirrors
3) Driving with High beam
4) Parking in such a way that traffic is obstructed
5) ....

Please continue the list - i'm sure this will probably double/treble/quadruple the revenue, and we will all get a reduction in the various road taxes/vehicle taxes. Yeah right!

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1) Driving on the wrong side of the road
2) Driving without rear view mirrors
3) Driving with High beam
4) Parking in such a way that traffic is obstructed
5) ....
5) Stopping for passengers in the middle of the road special courtesy Pune Municipal Transport buses.
6) Driving a car with a single headlight / taillight
7) Loading trucks beyond max payload, carrying passengers beyond approved limit.
8) ...
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All these are good moves. But we just don't want to learn.
And very next day there will be no autos on road.
If it is Hyderabad, the very next minute auto drivers will go on strike. That's what happened two weeks back. Cops were seizing autos with hoax meters. Next thing the autos went on strike.
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If it is Hyderabad, the very next minute auto drivers will go on strike. That's what happened two weeks back. Cops were seizing autos with hoax meters. Next thing the autos went on strike.
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