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Old 9th May 2008, 01:41   #286
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I wonder how things will be once the Metro-rail service begins. If it does work well,a lot of regular commuters will stop using their personal vehicles,and this in turn will help easen the traffic situation by a huge margin.

Drive safe,guys. There's really no end to the number of situations one goes through in B'lore,the best thing to do is stay calm & handle any situation to the best of your abilities.
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Old 9th May 2008, 14:36   #287
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Rocky - I guess your having very bad time with bangalore traffic.

May be you should consider hiring a driver for sometime and relax on the back seat. what say?
Nope buddy.
I usually dont let my nerves boil, stay unusually calm even when provoked. I usually withdraw confrontations and let the other vehicle/human/whatever go through.

Posts in this thread, just letting off some steam...

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Old 11th May 2008, 15:42   #288
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Last week this has happened. I was in my friend's car in BTM Layout (the road connects Ring road to Bannerghatta road) around 8:30 PM. We were going from ring road to BG road.

There was a junction where the median is tweaked so that only 2 wheelers can take right. When we were approaching suddenly a 2 wheeler infront of us decided to stop and take right. So my friend has braked little hard (we were moving around 25kmph and stopped completely in 5 -6 ft). There was a 2 wheeler guy coming behind has hit the car. After moving from the junction my friend slowed down to see the impact at that time this 2 wheeler passed us starring at my friend. My friend shouted t him as idiot and shown his hand (no finger) out of his anger.

As we slowed down to get down this 2 wheeler hero stopped and came right to the my friend and shouted something kannada and slapped him. We were in kind of shock. Then he took his mobile and was acting like he is trying to call someone and continued to tell some rubbish in kannada. In a bit of shock my friend started to move on. Later on he told me that he thought there is no point in getting slapped more by being there. I thought it is true.

I think we are like this because kind of this is because we are migrated people, do not know local language and more over not street rowdies. Do not have the mindset of slapping some stranger and getting on fight with him.
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Old 14th May 2008, 22:48   #289
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This is a very bad habit in Bangalore

Few days back, I was going to a hospital inside Electronic City and found that that road was made one-way from that day onwards ( still wondering why). The traffic wardens & other officials were on that junction directing traffic. As per their direction, I took a turn and was heading towards other road. Suddenly saw a traffic jam and the reason was a Sumo trying to go through that one way. When the officials stopped him, that --------- fellow and others in the Sumo got down and started assaulting the official on duty !! Luckily other traffic wardens came to rescue the official... I don't know what happened after that..

If these ---s doesn't have any respect for the traffic police and other officials on duty, what would be the situation with common public.

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Somehow, the cops think they know-it-all when it comes to traffic management, and one fine day just decide to close a fully functional road. Reasons? Best known to them.
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Default A visit to Traffic Automation Center - Ashok Nagar Police station

Last week I had a chance to visit the Traffic Automation Center located at ashok nagar police station. I also got chance to play around with the state of the art hardware they have recently purchased.

It seems Bangalore Traffic police finally got some $$ and they seem to have invested it in right things!
Most of us already know that Bangalore police is installing some cameras that take photographs of violations. They have got 20 enforcement cameras, and 20 more surveillance cameras for now, and are planning to get the number upto 110 cameras by this year end. Surveillance cameras are currently being used to just keep an eye on the junctions and the enforcement cameras are being used to detect violations and take snaps of the offenders.
2 40" LCD TVs can display 16 feeds at a time are installed in the Control room.
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The cameras that are at almost all prominent traffic junctions, are developed by Bosch and supported by Zicom. They are installed on tall poles, and have a 360 deg view. With amazing zoom capabilities coupled with superb streaming quality, the day is not far when all violators we'll be getting a love letter(read chalan) from the police at our door steps
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To start with they are planning to capture: signal jumping, over speeding, rash driving and driving on what wrong side of the road type of offenses.

Moreover they have already linked there "chalan" database with the blackberries that the officers will be carrying with them for spot fines, and they will be able to retrieve all our previous offense history!

I have attached a youtube video showing the zooming capabilities of the camera.


Hoping to see some traffic sense in people soon...

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amohit, i shall agree this works , the day cabs and autos are fined. Till then, i would say its just another means for them to extract money from the so-called 'rich' folks.
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amohit, i shall agree this works , the day cabs and autos are fined. Till then, i would say its just another means for them to extract money from the so-called 'rich' folks.
I am hopeful that this will work coz, humans can be biased but the software that they are planning to use to capture the lic plate numbers and generate the chalans automatically wont differentiate between a cab or an auto or a private vehicle..
Thats why I am so optimistic
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All equipment is of no use, if the general public is not trained on basic traffic sense. Look at the pictures below. I clicked these in front of Intel Office, Outer Ring Road this afternoon. Apparently there was a block at Bellendur signal and people started taking U-turn right in the middle of the road to enter the service road.

Couldn't get the pic of this truck making the u-turn. In the last pic you can see that the truck was not the only vehicle to make the turn and drive towards oncoming traffic.
Usually there are cops at this junction, but I guess they all had gone for lunch when this happened.
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@amohit I loved the video. Well i just hope people start driving sanely after such rules are strictly implemented.
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Bangalore traffic will improve ONLY when the Buses, cabs and autos are brought under traffic rules. Now these drivers think that the traffic rules are not meant for them and the traffic police is affraid to do anything against them.
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What ticks me off the most,is the 'I don't care attitude' that every single person on the road has.

Earlier,the uneducated lot used to be ones doing such crappy things on the road,and breaking the rules. Now even the educated have joined the bandwagon.

blorebuddy,its sad that your friend got slapped for nothing. Retaliation wouldn't have been the best thing,I know. But some people need to be taught a lesson to put their arrogance/anger in place. If I were you,I'd probably thrash the guy left right & centre, but not before moving my car/bike to a spot where he couldn't be able to note the license plate number.

Not sure how many BHPians would agree with me. But its a simple case of 'an eye for an eye,a ear for a ear'.
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This happened end Jan, on my way home, in koramangala, one needs to pass through madivala market where kids, cows, anything jumps out!

Travelling at 5 km/h, A kid jumps out, auto slams his brakes, I do too. Sumo hurtling swerves and hits my rear with a glancing blow. I hear a hollow thwack and feel nothing. Kudo's to Skoda build!
For this problem i have a solution, I have faced this problem with various degrees of burn, some with Sumo crumpling the bumper at 50kmph to a Spark banging into you in a stopped traffic signal after all the cars around me are stopped. From all this i learnt one thing, if you don't want dents on the car calculate common mistakes others do and be on the safe side.

- I brake really early so much so that i can come to stop about 2/3 car lengths ahead of necessity, this is must be increased when you see a particularly lively driver in the left or a careless driver in the right(one who could see the traffic ahead of him slowdown and the lane next going fast). The last one or two cars length i drive at below 15 kmph speed. This does a lot of things, first the stupid sumo's start finding the bumpers of cars next to you like a scoop of icream(instead of yours). All Indian drivers with natural instinct drive to next lane, it gives the car behind him more room to brake and some times you have to be warned of next car jumping into your lane(most times they don't because they would have to ascess you speed before jumping your way).

- When the traffic is moving slowly, maintain a half to one and a half car space ahead depending one the speed, you will get the maximum brake pressure you can safely use once start following the first technique. Most people jump in only if there is not car in their eye visibility, maintaining a half car lengths means that people will not jump and you will have more room to brake.

- There are a very few guys in the road who think they are the only ones on the road, the rest only follow. So let those guys who think jumping lines very amazing, they will keep jumping between the lanes. Once you leave him space, immediatly the guy next to you will also see him in the same fashion, unless he is in a race with him.

- Ignore honking if you cannot move to the left and move to the left promptly(with turning lights) if you can as, those guys may overtake from left and put you in a tight spot, unless the left lane is stopped as well as the right lane.

- In traffic signals ressist the urge to accelerate, while the car ahead moves quickly move in a synchronous fashion so as to avoid hard braking. I have reached a point where in signals and snarls i almost never use brakes. Engage the clutch for a millisecond and release it and let the engine idle, the car will automatically come to a stop.

These and some more of these techniques can save those small dents and lots of money but need a lot of practise and perfecting.
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Retaliation wouldn't have been the best thing,I know. But some people need to be taught a lesson to put their arrogance/anger in place. If I were you,I'd probably thrash the guy left right & centre, but not before moving my car/bike to a spot where he couldn't be able to note the license plate number.
May be, it is not easy to get in to action for everyone :(
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Default Learn how to create a jam from Bangalore Traffic Police

Since yesterday, the service road in front of EcoSpace (near Intel office) has been made one way. And to add to that, vehicles going towards Maratahalli have to go all the way to Sarjapura Road to take the u-turn as the right turn at Bellandur junction has been blocked for reasons even God doesn't know. All this thanks to HAL Traffic Police.

See for yourself what this has resulted in...the main road is empty while the service road is full. The pics show the situation at 6:30pm. The main road is also jam packed while I am typing this.

Yesterday was also the same and the traffic cleared only at 10 p.m. Guess i'll have to stay in office till 10 today as well

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PS: The condition was much better till last week before this new move from the senseless traffic police.
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