Changing the Lane or Moving other vehicles out of Lane – the MTC way

Have you ever watched any TV Programs on New York Police Department training on how to chase and move a  car to the side of the road.  If you are driving through Chennai roads, you might be lucky to witness some drivers who seem to have undergone such training.

See these pictures taken today (30 July 2007) morning between 09 and 10 am.  The traffic was at its peak. It took almost one hour and 35 minutes to cover 6 kms.

See how this MTC driver moves to left WITHOUT any indication. The car from which these photos were taken was on the left most lane running with the intention of taking a left turn. Now… see what happens when the MTC driver decided to move his bus to the left lane. Obviously the car driver cannot see the indicator. He can just see the huge vehicle moving in close to him from his right. The car driver would make an attempt to move to the left a little bit more. In this case, the driver decided to slow down and stop the vehicle.


The MTC driver cannot make an excuse saying he cannot see the car on his left. Check the rear view mirror of the bus, you can see the MTC driver.


Operation Successful…

The Driver or the Conductor of this bus (that runs on public money) does not care about the safety of other vehicles.  

By allowing the passengers travel on footboard and allow the passenger to get down on the road while the vehicle is in motion, they are endangering the passenger and putting other drivers in a difficult position. This shows their disregard for the safety of the passengers.

who is safe in this traffic ? Isn’t it time we see some serious effort from the authorities to educate the drivers and the public ? Are we ready to handle a crisis situation during peak traffic hours ?

  1. #1 by Krishna on August 17, 2007 - 6:01 pm

    What do you expect from the people whose Chief Minister asks the police to go easy on people not wearing helmets while driving motorcycles/scooters (wearing of seat belts in cars have been forgotten altogether). In fact it looks as though the police have been asked to go easy on all traffic violators. Red lights are being routinely jumped, everybody including police and government vehicles go the wrong way on one way streets, being some of the major violations being seen everyday without the fear of getting penalised.

  2. #2 by Marc on August 26, 2007 - 1:57 pm

    MTC drivers are a major problem on city roads. They keep switching lanes for no reason and intimidate other road users.

  3. #3 by AKS on October 30, 2007 - 4:48 am

    The problem can be solved if some educated people come into action. If a driver , ex: MTC driver, violates the rule he has to be punished on the spot itself so money from his salary would be taken, if he doesnt have money his liscence should be witheld where there should be an arrangement that he should present his liscence to drive again (in depot) like a punch card. If so bribary can also be avoided also the neglegence in driving.
    this is just a suggestion from a person who suffered from MTC drivers, they do mistake and they wont stop the vehicle because of them i had to repaint one side of my car, its tough for a student to afford it.
    Even if the cops come also they know that they are not going to get any thing from the bus drivers and ultimately the blame will be on the car driver.
    In short its a long chain…. u start from a point that they cant do anything if something goes wrong. If so something will change the city.

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