Violators should be crowned with garlands
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.