Vi­o­la­tors should be crowned with gar­lands

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Live - - OPINION/EDUCATION - MS Ishar,

While talk­ing of the road ac­ci­dents in Chandi­garh, it is heart­en­ing to note that the ac­ci­dents at­trib­uted to twowheel­ers are less as com­pared to pre­vi­ous year. One rea­son may be that most of the youth in the UT now own four-wheel­ers in­stead of bikes. How­ever the need of the hour is to ed­u­cate peo­ple rather than chal­lan­ing, as im­pos­ing fines is no de­ter­rent for the of­fend­ers. The reg­is­ter­ing au­thor­ity while is­su­ing/re­new­ing the reg­is­tra­tion cards/driv­ers' li­cense may also re­sort to some sort of in­no­va­tive un­der­tak­ings from ap­pli­cants. The traf­fic vi­o­la­tors may be caught, gar­landed and their pho­to­graphs should be dis­played at prom­i­nent places. Even Oprah Win­frey on her re­cent visit has com­mented "I fail to un­der­stand what are red traf­fic lights meant for" and she is afraid to drive on the In­dian roads. I sug­gested to use the song "Why this Kolavari" on road­side ban­ners.

SAS Na­gar

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