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 A short report:  I saw a traffic policeman giving a challan to a BMTC bus that was parked awkwardly on the down ramp from Marathalli bridge.  Excellent start.  I want to see challans for improper parking at bus stops, illegal U-turns, ignoring lane discipline etc.  I am of the view that it is not fair to put the blame entirely on the drivers - just look at our roads and how the rest of us drive.  But it is high time BMTC starts pushing their drivers to be more disciplined in some basic things and maybe consistent challaning can trigger some push from the top?

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silkboard's picture

I noticed that as well, seems to be an uptick

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Interesting that you mention this Sanjay, I caught a cop ticketing a bus at Kundalahalli signal twice recently, they seemed to be blocking the intersection.

Here is some stat, thanks to a data sheet I got from Traffic Police recently. 2035 cases of BMTC bus bookings in April 2010. Based on what we are seeing, this number should go up significantly in Aug. Lets see.

This is for April, and total includes other vehicle types (Moped, Tempo etc) that I trimmed out to keep the table small.

Type of Offences

BTS

P/BUS

CAR

M/C

S/C

A/R

TOTAL

Reckless Driving

101

60

1011

1389

496

397

4551

Over Speeding

1

8

4033

1625

175

4

6101

Over Loading

0

2

19

313

104

435

1247

Drunken Driving

0

2

1526

2410

554

377

5303

Ref.go for hire

0

0

0

0

0

2060

2060

Dem.Excess fare

0

0

0

0

0

1227

1227

A/R Display Card

0

0

0

0

0

85

85

Def.Fare meter

0

0

0

0

0

21

21

Def.Silencer

0

19

41

206

32

217

1087

Emmi.Black Smoke

0

2

1

6

0

12

334

Shrill Horn

9

206

14

75

14

68

1778

Without Permit

0

19

2

1

1

14

108

Without D.L.

0

5

234

1403

738

525

3695

Jumping Tr. Signal

890

309

12021

12664

5795

3301

46515

Wrong Parking

791

914

6597

6882

3763

4793

33348

Cutt.Yellow line

4

77

960

1823

673

927

18182

Def.Reg.No.Plate

0

20

435

1475

508

214

4422

No.Entry

70

573

4413

8950

3669

2116

36996

HTV Prohibited

0

143

0

0

0

1

6927

Without Uniform

0

182

58

0

0

1394

5936

Without I.C.

0

1

29

308

75

49

509

Without F.C.

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Def.Head Light

0

51

432

84

25

52

1812

Def. Tail Light

0

0

0

6

2

49

123

Not Pro. Documents

0

11

289

864

326

212

2164

Over taking by left

14

7

75

46

20

71

604

Mobile Phone

79

37

2661

1144

671

277

6793

Safety Belt

0

0

107

0

0

5

191

Without Helmet

0

0

0

15186

8158

0

24708

Others

76

144

1658

2444

792

6306

37648

 

2035

2792

36616

59304

26591

25210

254476

silkboard's picture

BTS is BMTC

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Got a question on what is BTS, and where is BMTC above. BTS = BMTC, its old name.

Notice that BMTC buses have been boked for mobile phone, and overtaking from left as well :) Biggest offence by number is jumping traffic light, which we do see them do often.

Wonder why no bookings for overloading there :) Do the BMTC buses have a load limit?

kbsyed61's picture

Jumping Tr Signal Violation - All are guilty!

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SB,

Interesting statistics. Looking at the table, the highest violations seems to be in the category of 'Jumping Traffic Signal'. In this category everybody seems to sharing the equal proportion according to the total violation.  Looks like "Sab Nange haein IS hamaam mein - All are naked in this bathroom".             

Type of Offences, BTS, P/BUS, CAR, M/C, S/C, A/R, TOTAL



Jumping Tr. Signal -890, 309, 12021, 12664, 5795, 3301, 46515


I am sure many of these would have resulted in fatal accidents. Any chance to retrieve that information. May be not? BTP may not track all the way to emergency or hospital? But how do they pursue cases in court?

-Syed

ss87's picture

I too have noticed a driver

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I too have noticed a driver being issued a notice on route no. 340A at St.Johns hospital and all passengers argued with the inspector supporting the driver. Well what happened was:

The bus on its way to Parangipalya from majestic stopped at St.Johns stop behind a 362C and another E.City bound ordinary. Since passengers boarded he made a move. But the inspector at the stop was in no mood to listen and booked the driver for not stopping correctly at the stop. Despite passengers arguing the driver was given a notice and all passengers were cribbing over it 

silkboard's picture

Syed, have lots of data from Traffic Police

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Like you said, we all do it. Data says it too. That's why I hate it when people pick on BMTC buses or Auto drivers alone. Save for autos making more noise and polluting more (data says this too), everything else is sort of proportionate for all other categories of tickets.

Let me post some more traffic police data in a separate post, just got the July dataset from them.

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April dataset from T Police

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 Indicates BMTC paid (assuming that they did) some 2.5 lakhs in penalty in the whole month of April.  Trying to put that number in perspective, that is about 6200 liters of diesel or some 25000 km of driving at 4 kmpl.  Not a bad amount.

My beef with BMTC drivers is that (1) These are trained drivers.  Not like the cab driver lot.  (2)  They drive huge vehicles that can cause death/damage/disruption a lot easier than others. How many times has your heart jumped into your mouth when a BMTC bus swerves like an auto (granted, many a times precipitated by other drivers driving stupidly). 

So with all sympathies for the job they have to do among other bad drivers, these guys should be held up to a slightly higher standard.

sanjayv's picture

Do A/Rs come with seat belts now?

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 SB, the table above has 5 auto guys fined for not wearing seatbelt.  Really?  Since when do autos have safety belts.  Can't wait to see the July data.

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