THE SO­LU­TION

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI -

All the road safety drives and aware­ness cam­paigns seem to mat­ter lit­tle to some res­i­dents. Sadly, th­ese are the well-ed­u­cated ones. Per­haps that is the rea­son they feel that they are above the law and can act ac­cord­ing to their whims and fan­cies. The area in ques­tion has hous­ing so­ci­eties which have am­ple park­ing place. Some peo­ple do park their ve­hi­cles along the road, but park­ing on the foot­path can sim­ply not be tol­er­ated. The traf­fic po­lice needs to come down hard on th­ese vi­o­la­tions be­fore the sit­u­a­tion gets out of hand and the en­tire foot­path stretch is taken over by ve­hi­cles. The po­lice should also is­sue strict warn­ing to such er­rant mo­torists through the hous­ing so­ci­eties that they should not park their ve­hi­cles on the foot­path. Very of­ten, the mo­torists are only fined and let go. The po­lice should in­stead tow away their ve­hi­cles and, if they don’t have enough tow­ing vans, use a wheel clamp so the owner can’t drive away with­out get­ting pun­ished.

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