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Old 30th January 2018, 18:50   #841
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Another effort to ban 2 wheelers as well as a few highly effective proposals to combat over-speeding.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...le22572507.ece

Ban two-wheelers on Electronics City flyover
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Another effort to ban 2 wheelers as well as a few highly effective proposals to combat over-speeding.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...le22572507.ece

Ban two-wheelers on Electronics City flyover
This one will end up becoming the sole reason for further accidents even if these are just rumblers and not speedbreakers

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speed rumblers at a gap of 750 metres to reduce speed
Even under normal circumstances, due to the way traffic on this road tails each other every day, it is a tough one to be able to slow down and brake in time when others do. Now imagine a first timer on this who slows down abruptly without much warning; Can become a reason for a pile-up!!

The problem with Elevated roads is very simple - You have limited vision ahead and near zero space around to take any corrective action to avoid a collision. People don't maintain distance between vehicles and this makes each driver of tailing traffic to just see one thing ahead which is almost like a stationary image.
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I know it's not a popular thought, but I'm actually thinking banning 2 wheelers is not such a bad idea on the BETL.

The reason is there is really no shoulder and the lanes are narrow. Any 2 wheeler on that stretch is almost always at risk with vehicles passing from the left lane and cutting them off. To top it off the mopeds find it difficult to maintain 80Kmph.

The reason for the accidents is indiscipline and this will never change. It's always going to be like this. The truck driver coming from lay bye straight to right lane was an example and so was the overspeeding biker. Neither are the 2 wheelers saints and neither are other vehicles. Unfortunately every one has to suffer because of this.

Secondly there are many countries that have freeways which don't allow 2 wheelers below a certain CC / speed. Since that's impossible to enforce here, a blanket 2 wheeler ban is not so bad and kind of in the interest of everyone.

The rumblers on the other hand are a real bad idea. Idea is not to slow or add a block but smoothen out the traffic flow.
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