In spite of having strict rules against usage of mobile phones while driving, many of the irresponsible drivers continue to use their mobile phones while driving, especially the four-wheel drivers. While on mobile phone, these drivers are unable to operate side indicators when they take a turn and also they will be driving slowly causing inconvenience to the drivers following such slow moving vehicles, resulting in traffic blocks.
The traffic cameras installed at various junctions may not be able to capture the photo or video of the drivers using their mobile phones sitting inside their four-wheelers and hence they go scot-free after violating the rules and causing nuisance.
The best solution would be to depute a mobile squad of two Police personnel each from every Police Station doing continuous rounds within their jurisdiction and capture the photos or videos of the mobile usage while driving and penalise them for the traffic rules violation.
If such a drive is conducted for a couple of weeks, I am sure that the number of mobile users while driving will drastically come down.
– K. Chandrahas, Mysuru, 31.5.2022
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