Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Do Not Drink and Drive



Supreme Court is not saying : Do not drink

It is only saying : Do not drink and drive on highways

It should have said : Do not drink and drive anywhere / anytime ( even on small city lanes )

Of course , if Highway Patrols were doing an efficient ( and non-corrupt ) job of catching drunk drivers on highways , then there would have been no need for placing a ban on selling of liquor within 500 meters

But in the absence of such efficient patrolling ( and not accepting bribes ? ), expect those drivers to make a round trip of 500 meters !  That will be the only difference  !

The record of 1.48 lakh deaths due to road accidents ( in 2015 ) will get broken !

Experts are saying : This ban will result in a loss of ONE MILLION jobs from closure of 35,000 bars and restaurants !

Sellers / Industry are saying : States may lose , Rs 50,000 crore of tax revenue
State Governments are saying :  We will de-notify some highways and rename these as “ Roads “ ( even if we have neither the money , nor the manpower to maintain these ! )

Supreme Court could say : File a Review Petition , promising to implement the following technology-based solutions , by end 2017 and we will revoke our order !

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23  March  2017

Shri  Raoteji  has  a  Vision

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And that vision is to  “ INSTANTLY – AUTOMATICALLY IMMOBILIZE  “ all vehicles whose drivers, are drunk ( see Times of India / 22 March . news report below ) :


“ Alcohol sensors in state-run buses to curb drunk driving ? “

The transport department is exploring a new technology developed by a group of engineering students that prevents a drunk driver from plying a public transport bus.

The system involves installing an 'alcohol sensor' in the driver's cabin that will automatically stop the engine if it detects that the driver is in an inebriated state.


"We are looking at the feasibility of introducing the technology in state transport buses and other public transport buses," state transport minister Diwakar Raote told media persons after inaugurating a day-long workshop on road safety on Tuesday.

Stating that drunk driving is a serious, unpardonable offence, he added, "The government will take harsh steps to nab and punish drunk drivers."
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But , if Shri Raoteji has his way , he would like to “ INSTANTLY – and  AUTOMATICALLY   IMMOBILIZE “ ( without human intervention / discretion ) , all those vehicles on the roads which :

·         Keep honking / jumping red light signals / obstructing traffic

·         keep cutting lanes / overtake wrongly / violate speed limits

·         park in “ No Parking “ zones or on footpaths or double parking

·         hit other vehicles or pedestrians ( exceed “ XYZ “ number of accidents “ )

·         belch smoke / have noisy exhausts ( exceed pollution limits of any type )

·         driven by drivers without valid driving license / by under-aged persons



·         driven wrong way in “ One Way “ lanes

·         are “ older “ than 15 years

·         whose REGISTRATIONS have expired / not paid road-tax

·         which are carrying CONTRABAND drugs



Dear Shri Raoteji :

Your VISION of how transport must run in 2020 , is feasible / doable

Just ask those Engineering Students to take up the challenge and develop the technology-platform conceptualized in my following blogs :

·         Internet  of  Vehicles  ( IoV ) ?  (  04  March  2017  )

·         Pollution  Solution  ( 30  Dec  2015  )

·         Making  Yourself  Obsolete  ( 14  Feb  2016  )

·         Public  Transport  as  A  Solution  (  15  Feb  2016  )

·         Bravo  !  Gadkariji  (  16  Feb  2016  )

·         Piyush  Plan  (  27  March  2016  )

·         Tablets  in  Taxies  ?  ( 16 May 2016 )


·         Turning  back  the  Clock  ?  ( 31  July  2016  )

·         All  Charged  Up  ?  (  15  Aug  2016  )

·         A  Radical  Radial  Revolution  ( 18  Aug  2016  )

·         A  Rickshaw  by  any  other  name  ? ( 20  Aug  2016  )

·         Horn  OK  ?  (  22  Aug  2016  )

·         Young  or  Old  ?  ( 27  Aug  2016  )

·         Drones  are  Watching  you  !  ( 01  Sept  2016  )

·         An  Excellent  Advice  , Shri  Raoteji  (  02 Sept 2016 )

·         From  OLD  to  NEW  ?  No , Go  Newer  ! ( 22  Sept  2016 )

·         One  Car  per  Family  ?  ( 27  Sept  2016 )

·         Wisdom  of  the  Ancients  (  05  Oct  2016  )

·         Let  us  Leapfrog  the  World  (  27  Nov  2016  )

·         Welcome , Elon  Musk  ( 10  Feb  2017  )

·         Un-Implementable Laws : Unstoppable Corruption ( 20 Feb 2017 )

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06  April  2017


  

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