Traffic Police and barricades
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Traffic Police and barricades

February 18, 2024


Apropos the letter “Why barricade junctions and Ring Road stretches?” (SOM dated Jan. 29), I fully endorse the views  expressed by Ananda Kumar.

The reader has clearly highlighted the issues faced by the motorists while manoeuvring the barricades placed by the Police to control the traffic.

No doubt the barricades do act as speed-breakers, but unfortunately most of the barricades are not properly placed by the Traffic Police and such barricades are worse than the unscientifically designed humps. 

Also many of the sponsored barricades do not have red reflectors, which reduces the visibility of such barricades.

Barricades should be placed by the Traffic Police in such a way that vehicles are forced to slow down and also permit  the  vehicles  to manoeuvre the space between the barricades easily. Now the space between the barricades is too small, causing steering issues for heavy vehicles, which results in temporary blocking of smooth flow of vehicles.

The best option would be to go for scientifically designed elevated speed-breakers. Such elevated speed-breakers will force the motorists to slow down and will also support the vehicles to cross the speed-breakers safely without  any violation of lane discipline.

– K. Chandrahas, Mysuru, 3.2.2024

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