New traffic rules

There needs to be a relook of the new traffic rules with their provision for huge fines and being enthusiastically enforced across India. If deterrence is the main objective, then the fines too should be realistic. However, for dangerous and drunken driving or wilful violation of traffic rules, the fines may be reasonably higher. Nevertheless, it is a fact that the dismal condition of roads and the absence of signalling at many intersections are responsible for numerous accidents. Moreover, fines are seldom imposed for vehicles that emit plumes of smoke from tailpipes, those without functioning lights and horn or even visible number plates.

Shivaji K. Moitra,

Kharagpur, West Bengal

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