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Old 7th January 2018, 18:58   #256
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I got a message this morning from a friend on watsapp that a high lift crane belonging to a builder had blocked 90% space of Kasturba Gandhi cross road.

Dialed up the ACP Central Division and sent him the picture as well.Couple of police officers called me after a minute asking for the exact location.

After 20 minutes, another officer called me and said that the crane has been removed.He also has sent me the pictures of the location as well.

Way to go BTP.

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Old 15th February 2018, 08:47   #257
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Another good thing I am seeing being done by BTP is the strict enforcement of law against drunken drivers. I have seen them being very strict in confiscating the DL as well as the vehicle. Saw this tweet today by BTP and thought of sharing it across here.

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Continue the good work BTP.
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What gives grief though is the place where they try to catch drunken driving. Yesterday it took a long time to cross the stretch at ORR near JP Morgan towards Silk Board. I was thinking the jam up was due to some accident but I realised it were the cops darting across the roads with Breathalysers to stop cars. This was at 11 pm and it took a while to cross the junction. Heavy build up of traffic was the result.
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What gives grief though is the place where they try to catch drunken driving. Yesterday it took a long time to cross the stretch at ORR near JP Morgan towards Silk Board. I was thinking the jam up was due to some accident but I realised it were the cops darting across the roads with Breathalysers to stop cars. This was at 11 pm and it took a while to cross the junction. Heavy build up of traffic was the result.
This was the case throughout the city, even in places where relatively low late night traffic is observed. I saw this when I was returning home at around 11 pm on Bannerghatta Road.

No surprises, since it was Valentines Day and there were indeed a lot of late night revellers returning home after a drink or two. Good time for the cops to collect some heavy penalties!
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I can attest to the fact that the action the cops have been taking against drunken driving has certainly been effective.

When I got my first job more than 15 years ago, we used to go out for a drink a couple of times during weekdays and almost always during weekends. Back then, I'm now ashamed to say, we always rode/drove back home because there was virtually no risk of getting caught by cops. Even if you were unlucky enough to get caught on a Saturday night, you could almost always get off by paying 200 bucks.

Over the years the checking and enforcement gradually increased. Now I believe it's almost certain that you will be stopped for checking at night, especially on weekends. And you'll have to go to court to pay your fine, and more importantly, will not be allowed to drive your vehicle back home.

It's a really good thing and shows that if a law is strictly enforced, things will improve. Time for the cops to crack down similarly on those morons who ride their motorbikes on footpaths and on cabbies who basically drive like maniacs.

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It's a really good thing and shows that if a law is strictly enforced, things will improve. Time for the cops to crack down similarly on those morons who ride their motorbikes on footpaths and on cabbies who basically drive like maniacs.
There was an interesting tweet from Bangalore city police during 31st night "Drink and drive, and we’ll show you a few new bars" Unfortunately NICE road entry and exit points (especially so if someone stays near to these points) DUI is a norm. COPS should check DUI at NICE road entry and exits for sure at midnight regardless of weekday or weekends!
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Came across this article, wonder why the policeman there shoe.
From the video it looks like he was ready to confront the bikers with shoe. Law and logic apart, why risk loosing a shoe when you may be able to get only few hundreds as fine.


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Shoo away with a shoe: BTP's new weapon!
I would really be interested to hear the cop's side of the story. What he did was absolutely wrong, uncivil and unbecoming of a public servant. No two words about it.

But there appears to be some history between the bikers and the cop; this is evident in his going for the shoe even when the bikers are zooming towards him. It seems as if he is intentionally / premeditatedly aiming the missile at the youth and is not reacting impulsively. Could they have mocked / teased him a while ago and were repeating it and would this have triggered this spontaneous overflow of powerful emotions?

Let me be forthright in saying that even at gunpoint, the cop must have found a better way of handling the situation. However, what prevents me from empathising with the bikers is the memory of a traffic policeman trying to stop a car being crashed upon by the driver, and the cop, lying prone on the bonnet, barely managing to hang on to it for a couple of kilometres. The car was subsequently chased down and the driver given proper police treatment. This was in 2009, in Ashoknagar Traffic limits.

My point is that sometimes, the harried cops can act inhumanly for reasons that may not be obvious or apparent at first. But, nevertheless, acts like these are a blot on civilized society.
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If you look at the video, at 6:42, you will see the 2 boys on the bike at the left lane entrance deciding whether to take the turn (the rider is clearly looking towards the cops). I assume they spotted the cops ahead and decided to zoom past the cops. The constable must have noticed that the bike was coming at a fast speed and knew that they would not stop so he threw his shoe. (which was definitely the wrong thing to do). Maybe he got caught up in the moment or was frustrated, who knows. But it was wrong and dangerous to throw the shoe. After all, what if the shoe missed the bikers and hit another biker who could have fallen down. In fact the boys could have also fallen down and could have got seriously injured. All in all, absolutely wrong action by the cop. He should have noted their number and sent a challan. (incidentally, i was amused at how calmly his colleague/senior was sitting on their bike through the incident!)

(Btw, i am not condoning the boys antics of riding without a helmet or refusing to stop for cops. They were breaking the law, plain and simple. They are very lucky things did not end badly for them.)
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Came across this article, wonder why the policeman there shoe.
From the video it looks like he was ready to confront the bikers with shoe. Law and logic apart, why risk loosing a shoe when you may be able to get only few hundreds as fine.


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That was hilarious! What was not funny was scrolling through more than 6 minutes of footage to get to the main story in the video.

I am glad the policeman didn't have a laathi.
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