Guys and girls, yesterday on 06-May-2018, there was a fatal accident in the underpass near Sikandarpur Gurugram. An SUV driver coming in the wrong direction crashed into a car coming in the right direction. The same happened near the temporary U-turn near Vipul Belmonte on Golf Course Road on the previous night. The cause “driving on the wrong side”.
And all of you an underpass is something like a tunnel, just like where Princess Diana died many years back. Yesterday and today, a lot of comments appeared on the Facebook and WhatsApp. Sad, that people blamed the others without caring for what we ourselves do in traffic.
With the coming monsoons the three underpasses on Golf Course Road may be flooded. Haven’t we have seen them in the Tilak and Minto bridges in Delhi, over fifty years.
The government or MCD, or maintenance department that is responsible for the golf course road is not concerned that the glorious lights which were put up for a remarkably glamorous show, like in any modern country (eg china), don’t work anymore at many places. The underpasses remain in complete darkness and it is scary to drive in those, to say the least. And this might have been the cause of the accident in question.
The wrong direction is the most serious traffic offence, much more than the ‘drunken driving’. The police spend good 6 hours every weekend ie Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in Gurugram to catch the offending drunken drivers. Why, because it fetches them quick money (legal and illegal).
Before you sign this petition, please place your hand on your heart and say, “I have never violated the traffic laws”. Be honest please. But at least pledge, “You will never ever break the traffic laws”. Also please check the drivers who select the wrong side for driving on any road, at any time, and at any place in the country.
Our prayer to the Chief Justice of India and the Indian Prime Minister is
To make legislation “for at least 3 years jail” if a person is found driving on the wrong side, particularly where it is “intentional and speedy”. And we also pray that “his license is confiscated for at least 4 years, that is one year after the jail term is over”.
The solution to the problem of riving on the wrong side can be minimized by the following device.