Fine by me!
Bad news for traffic violators in Delhi, who will now have to shell out an additional Rs. 500 over the normal fine. Is Bangalore listening?
It may be well for Bangalore to learn a thing or two from Delhi. Imagine the change in traffic discipline this could bring about here. Sometimes, only fear can discipline people.
I’ve lived in Dubai and I know what it means to be fearful of the cops and avoiding getting fined. The result: A very well disciplined Dubai traffic. You will never ever see someone driving over the median to get to the other side, or someone jumping the red signal or a biker who dares to ride without a helmet.
Bangalore is a long way from being a Dubai but implementing this law could be a good start.
Maybe it’s a good idea to implement a ban on smoking while driving too. Incidentally, I almost got a cigarette burn in my trousers last night while riding back home, when someone from a moving car in the next lane, threw a cigarette butt on the road. It bounced off the road (I’m not kidding!) and on to my precious Allen Solly pants but thankfully, it again bounced off back to the road. Introducing this law could also leave us with clean ‘butt-free’ roads too.
So, anyone for the 500 bucks fine?