I am a US Qualified Registered Microbiologist-Medical Technologist, operating my own Clinical Lab. I have been an activist advocating consumer, civic, citizen's rights for Thirty plus years & a Frequent contributor to the letters to Editor.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

IMV penalties-leds29mar2009

The proposed increase in penalties for traffic offences, long overdue is very welcome. It heartens many victims of such daily offences.
However, Law has to be rational if it is compliable.
One of the most exorbitant is the 1500 rupees fine for unauthorized parking.
Signs are not well marked.
Parking dangerously on a high way should rank higher than a broken down vehicle on the pavement.
This is particularly valid when we constantly see drivers stopping in the outermost lanes to talk to others on the other side of the median, drop passengers etc.
If we cannot develop our own penalty model we can follow other civilized societies.
No consideration is given for musical, air and shrill horns which devastate large number of people in the horn happy driver's footprint .
Honking since it promotes reckless driving and shifts the onus in accidents on to the victims by the courts, should be banned for the benefit of the society.
Considering the prevalence of drunken driving, cellphone use, tinted glass and defective # plate vehicles in intentional avoidance of identification, higher fine amounts are called for


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