darshan wrote:Sachin wrote:.......
You mentioned seeing lines for PUC. However, this is not the first time event at least in Gujarat. So if they translated in something meaningful, then why are we here back happy about non first time event. Why did it not translate into a next step last time people lined up for it?
The last part is because of the loopholes that still exist, a few Sachin has mentioned (like states asking the police in their jurisdiction to go slow) and few missed.
A central ticket processing center is just a first step. The violation/noncompliance information has to reach here. When a police personnel is detecting violation, it must have a speed gun reading/image capture of signal jump etc but that alone is not sufficient. It still depends on the police personnel's' discretion. Only when the police personnel decides to pursue the violation, it will reach the central processing center. Many times the personnel will decide not to pursue - either for bribe or simply to avoid trouble based on drivers gender, ethnicity, religion etc. Hence automated violation detection via unmanned speed gun, traffic cam fixed next to road etc are only long term solution (This unmanned detection infra would face sabotage, so need to be hardened with accountability established)
Also, issuing ticket is one thing but actually collecting the fine is a completely different manner. Most of the city based commercial vehicles have multiple traffic tickets against their name. When a police personnel catch them, instead of paying the hefty fine amount, they simply offer a small bribe and continue as usual. Hence a solution ensuring the inability to escape the fine is also required.
Basically, to have compliance on the road, the below 4 issues need to be taken care of:
a. Correct and complete/unbiased (via unmanned speed gun, traffic cam etc) detection of non-compliance
b. tackle corruption at source i.e detection point via automated non-contact ticketing
c. unavoidable fine (automated deduction from driver's bank account after a period)
d. tackle corruption at target i.e. collection point via direct deduction from bank account etc
We miss any one step in the above 4 and there won't be any long term change.