Is there increasing road discipline among citizens of Mumbai?
The reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that there is great reduction in the number of cases in Mumbai in which citizens have been booked for misbehaving with the traffic policemen.
The reply states that the number of cases of people misbehaving with the police has decreased by around 50 per cent. The reply provided by the traffic department of Mumbai states that cases of misbehavior registered in 2010 was 7,827 while the total number of cases of misbehavior in 2012 has come down to 3,534 – marking a decrease of more than 50%. The same was the case of people talking over their phones while driving. This has shown an equivalently sharp decline of around 50% decreasing from 13,316 cases in 2010 to 6,983 in 2012. Also, despite rising number of vehicles, the number of parking violations has also decreased.
The reply, however, states that there is no decline in the incidences of vehicles with tinted windows, vehicles having Marathi number plates and drivers not wearing seat belts.