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Old 4th February 2019, 17:35   #16
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The article only cites instances where drunken driving (considered a criminal offence in most countries) or driving without a license was involved. The former is more just than the latter, IMO. But both are understandable.

These instances represent probably a very few bad apples in our society, probably 5% of the total sample.

But we still don't have the following which would ensure that 80% of our motorists would toe the line -
1) A nationwide database that records all manner of traffic violations and accidents
2) Insurers should have access to that database
3) Insurers should begin pricing in on traffic offences and accidents immediately. For instance, if I get challaned for overspeeding this month, I should see a premium hike next month from my insurer.
4) Insurers should also start rejecting requests for coverage for chaps with abysmal records
5) If people drive without insurance to bypass all of this, if caught they should be tried by this particular judge in Hyderabad
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Hope other state traffic departments don't catch these and come up with more crude methods.
Ha. I just hope some judge(s) in Bangalore also read this. We sure could use this sort of enforcement. Apart from the two offences mentioned, say wrong-side driving and breaking signal too.

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I once entered a junction at a green light. There was jam ahead, i could not move ahead and the light turned red again. I was caught by a cop and had to pay a fine.
Your driver ed is supposed to teach you that you are not to enter an intersection if the way out is not clear for you. Having green signal is not enough.

Sometime back in Bangalore they had started painting the area at intersections where this rule is to be enforced. Nothing came out of it though.
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...Sometime back in Bangalore they had started painting the area at intersections where this rule is to be enforced. Nothing came out of it though.
The 'zero tolerance junction' thingy? The only winner out of that fiasco was some reflective yellow paint supplier.
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Your driver ed is supposed to teach you that you are not to enter an intersection if the way out is not clear for you. Having green signal is not enough.
Saaar, 'driver ed'?! What is that?! Even us so-called 'highly-educated' and 'tech-savvy' crowd in Bangalore know only how to operate our fancy vehicles, we don't know how to 'drive'. And most don't know the difference between the two!

If the driving schools and RTOs teach people that jumping a red light is wrong and driving opposite to a one-way is wrong too, that will be a start!

But you do bring up a great point. Harsh punishments for traffic offences might be a good idea AFTER we have a driver education system in place and after a huge publicity campaign that makes everyone aware of the consequences of breaking traffic rules.

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Sometime back in Bangalore they had started painting the area at intersections where this rule is to be enforced. Nothing came out of it though.
This was done twice and the second time they did it sometime in 2017-18, there was much fanfare around it, thanks to social media. As usual, like many other novel ideas, this too faded like the yellow paint did at all these intersections.

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The 'zero tolerance junction' thingy? The only winner out of that fiasco was some reflective yellow paint supplier.
This 'Zero Tolerance' thing is a JOKE! Its also a waste of money to have such signage installed at various intersections all over the city to proclaim - 'Look, we are very strict and here is the board that says it' but then there is everything that happens right next to that board like this one that I captured few weeks before.
-Riders happily stopping right on the Zebra crossing
-Riders jumping the signal and turning left before the light turns green
-Riders arriving from random directions and entering the wrong way
-Riders without Helmets
You can see it all in one minute and all this happening not only next to the so called 'Zero Tolerance' Sign but right next to this board is a Traffic Police Station too .

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Ha. I just hope some judge(s) in Bangalore also read this. We sure could use this sort of enforcement. Apart from the two offences mentioned, say wrong-side driving and breaking signal too.
Absolutely I wish they enforce it in Bangalore and the news must spread on social media and am sure if the same is done strictly for month people will surely be wary and stop committing an offence on the road atleast.
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755 people awarded a jail sentence have been sent to Chanchalguda jail.
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