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Old 3rd February 2020, 11:56   #16
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This is entirely pointless. Firstly, even if this is a tongue in cheek reminder, our DNA will not change. We will still honk shamelessly unless we are fined and made to pay for it in some form.

Secondly, even if it was implemented (hypothetically), it makes one big assumption. That a little detail like a red light actually means people will wait. People already jump signals left right and centre. If a red light gets extended, they will only do it more so out of sense of entitlement (given that the red ought to have been shorter)
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Old 4th February 2020, 10:20   #17
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Wow, it's going to be coming up at more junctions

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At present, Mumbai police have identified 10 noisy junctions in the city Crawford Market, BMC head office, JJ hospital, Worli Naka, Dadar TT, Marine Drive, Haji Ali, Bandra court, Juhu circle and Andheri's Bisleri junction.

"The needless honking causes noise pollution. Our priority is to install decibel meters at junctions near hospitals and educational institutions in the city. We have identified a few junctions suffering from reckless honking. A survey is also being conducted to identify more such junctions," said an IPS officer.

Joint Commissioner of Police (traffic) Madhukar Pandey said, "The decibel meters will be installed at major traffic signals within a week."
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I hope these decibel meters are directional and intelligent in determining the horn sound, otherwise other lane's honking and any noisy tractor/truck nearby may set it off.
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Old 4th February 2020, 13:22   #19
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Gimmicky!

Once implemented across multiple points it has the capacity to blow up traffic snarls significantly.

I dire to think about crossings where there are more than 4 exit points.

Looks good in isolation, but reality will be entirely different.

You may change lanes as you wish, but you may not honk at them.

Anyway let us wait and watch what happens in the week it is implemented and withdrawn forever.

I am getting tired with all these short-term, feel-good, do-nothing solutions.
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What an absolutely idiotic idea - and for so many reasons. Fine the guys who honk and end it at that.
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The idea has good intentions, will serve as a PR and educational exercise (which it probably is). Such viral videos are primary tools to educate people nowadays.

I live in Noida and opposite to popular perception, people don't honk that much at signals over here. The main honkers are those rash drivers who are in their own "Fast and Furious" movie.
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Dramatic idea but shouldn't be easy to implement in our roads. Here roads are obviously very noisier than they are abroad and that's not just because of honking. So in a 4 point junction with cars of different size and engine noise, trucks and buses, ambulance and specially those royal enfields, the decibel counter might keep resetting and never let a signal turn green isn't it. I mean by the time every one would realize how to keep the decibel meter down, they have already waited for five minutes. That would be a disaster specially during peak hours. So the idea is catchy but everyone shouldn't suffer for the fault of some.
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Old 8th February 2020, 22:22   #23
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Pardon my french but- what a stopped idea! The most honking at a signal is in the lane which is already green- by the people trying to force-squeeze their way into tiny spaces. The lane which is red-lighted doesn't honk anywhere near as much. They will suddenly switch green to red mid-way? Will all lights be red if everyone is honking?
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This isn't an initiative that would be scaled to all or all major traffic signals! It's just a campaign designed to go viral. Which it has. And therefore a job well done.
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