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Belgaum has a zero tolerance zone

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Sweden was the first country to introduce the zero-tolerance principle (Tingvall, 1999). The basis for this vision is the ethical principle derived from road users’ abilities and needs. The design and construction of the transport system is to serve all citizens and ensure that a human error in traffic should not lead to a severe injury. The ultimate goal of traffic enforcement, therefore, is zero fatalities.

The same must be envisaged by Belgaum traffic and now a board has been put up at Bogarves which mentions that this is a ZERO TOLERANCE ZONE.

The board mentions that “any traffic offenders will be punished”.

See the photo a car is visible which is no parking zone and above all, there is no one to decide who is doing wrong on this road.

I asked a passer by, about the board and he said, “Aise board to lagte hain, naikale jate hain, What do I know what is Zero tolerance?”.

Normally ZTS are made so that people are more educated and no one breaks any traffic rule.

But by only putting up a board does not solve the issue here, people should be told about this.

The Rationale behind is to show case what can be a model traffic area through deterrence. If the concept of zero tolerance can be accepted in a central area, the concept can be extended outwards.

A scientific approach is necessary so that such models work out.

Announce the concept about 2-3 months in advance

Educate the public about good driving habits and do’s and dont’s in the designated no tolerance zone

Put up hoardings / road signs in the designated zone

Consider augmenting the traffic police with home guards – the incremental fine amounts will more than reimburse the spends on the additional manpower

Implement the zero tolerance scheme irrespective of the offender profile

For starters, drivers might be careful in the zero tolerance zone if the implementation is strict. This can subsequently be extended to other areas.

With inputs from Ideas for governance.

3 comments

  1. Thank for the information,I visit to belgaum regularly and seen the board,but Don't know the meaning.

  2. I DO NOT IT TO BE PUBLISHED IT IS SURELY CONFIDENTIAL FOR THE TIME BEING WILL LATER INFORM AFTER THE CONFIRMATION AND IF NECESSARY

  3. Haven't got the reply for the earlier comments so what to say whether they are being just wiped off or noticed if it's implemented I'm interested in puttiong otherwise no sorry no use if there's no action taking place i don't believe in wasting time so might as well not and if at all i can get a job surely let me know since I'm Idle and a few hrs job not full time since my age is 52 can't sit for long

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