At some point in life, we all have been late for meetings, flights, movies, or exams and the most of the time we have put the blame on the extensive traffic situation in the metropolitan cities. This unending problem of traffic in the cities sadly encourages people to take the help of rash driving to reach their destination on time. Well in such case, we often think it will be okay to break the basic traffic rules including skipping the red light or over-speed unnecessarily, risking our lives to reach in time.
Interestingly, in order to curb the problem of rash driving among the citizens, Pune Police came up with an unexpectedly compelling traffic experiment. In this experiment, the Pune Police asked two individual bikers on two similar vehicles to travel a distance of 10 km in the city. However, they were given different instructions for reaching their destination.
While one biker was asked to faithfully follow all the traffic rules while travelling to the destined spot, the other biker was asked to break all hell loose to reach the destination at the earliest possible. Surprisingly, the difference in time to reach between both bikers was just 4 minutes. Pune’s Deputy Commissioner Tejaswi Satpute took it to her Twitter account to inform about the traffic experiment conducted by Pune Police.
Have a look:
Did a small experiment 2day. Sent 2 bikers on 2 same company bikes frm katraj to s.nagar(10km), one was told to do whatever and reach at the earliest n other was asked to religiously follow traffic rules. Travel time diff ws 4mins.
IS IT WORTH RISKING LIFE FOR 4 MINS??? pic.twitter.com/SwYa8EDZpi
— Tejaswi Satpute (@TejaswiSatpute) September 4, 2018
Evidently, the social media reacted to the tweet as soon as they came to know about the interesting traffic experiment. Seemingly, the netizens were all-praises for the Pune Police for proving that rash driving does not help in reaching the desired destination faster, and also put lives at great risk. Have a read at some of the tweets:
— Amit Paranjape (@aparanjape) September 4, 2018
Why in such a hurry?
— Ahmedabad Police (@AhmedabadPolice) September 5, 2018
Surely its not. Instead of breaking traffic rules & putting someone’s life in danger, its better to start early drive comfortably reach timely. Appreciate your efforts & innovative approach.
— Bhushan (@BhushanRanade7) September 5, 2018
Indians really need to learn this! Thank you!
— Sarwagna (@Sarwagna_Ananta) September 5, 2018
So absolutely right! Great idea , used to show something critically important, while riding the streets – especially on two wheelers… 🎉
— Raghu Aiyar (@RaghuAiyar) September 5, 2018
Change is needed!
It is truth. In Mumbai also people continuously changes Lane and creat traffic jams
— Kavit pandya (@Kavitpandya1) September 5, 2018
Need of the hour!
Great initiative. Keep it up. We need more and more public awareness.
— PDS (@Shahpratikd) September 5, 2018
Well done Pune Police!
Good experiment. Thank you. Heard last two days were good smooth at HInjewadi and experience it on Aundh to Yerwada too
— Manoj Deshpande (@MJDeshpande) September 5, 2018
Well, thankfully, the Traffic Police in the country have been taking the necessary initiatives while using social media applications in order to encourage the citizens to follow the rules and regulations. Incidentally, it’s for their welfare only!