Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 23Jan 16, Traffic delays threaten lives
Today, in the global scenario, traffic has become a big question mark, and this issue should be answered by the international community. The traffic increase is mainly due to migrating populations and everyone wanting to travel by car. Because of too much traffic, no one has the patience to get to their destination, so we see speeding, reckless driving and accidents. So many commuters are travelling with one person per vehicle and it’s taking up more space on the roads, creating a bigger traffic menace.
To avoid this, people should join their friends and begin carpooling systems to reduce traffic. Offices and schools should be flexible in their timings, because this would also contribute to traffic reduction. Better road infrastructure would also increase the traffic flow. If traffic is maintained with these precautions and rational drivers, we would decrease the likelihood of accidents and casualties.
Companies should provide transportation for carrying groups of employees to the same areas. Ultimately, people need to cooperate in all possible ways to reduce traffic and make travel more comfortable. In my home country, only a few states have good infrastructure. The Indian government should develop this important issue. My home city is not developed with good roads, even though it is a world famous IT destination. Traffic delays your work, patience and, above all, it threatens your life.
From Mr K. Ragavan