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.
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 ?