The UT police want Chandigarh drivers to comply with the new lane driving system and they have started issuing challans to drivers who are not in their proper lane.
Many city drivers say that they have never heard of lane driving and do not know which lane they should drive in. Should cops educate first or should they count on strict enforcement to teach the lesson of lane driving?
The Chandigarh Traffic Police introduced lane driving in Chandigarh from the Sector 16 stadium to Sector 1, 3 roundabout. According to police the lane driving system will be introduced gradually all over the city as drivers get accustomed to lane driving at present police have started issuing challans to drivers who are not in their proper lane. Many city drivers say that they have never heard of lane driving and do not know which lane they should drive in. People want the police to run an education campaign through advertisements, camps and banners on roads before enforcing the system.
A traffic marshal Promod Singla discounted claims of ignorance and said that when people are caught driving in the wrong lane they naturally come up with excuses. He urges police to be strict from the outset and only then people will comply.
In a lane driving system, the road is divided into 3 lanes – left, right and center. The left lane is reserved for trucks and buses; the center lane is for cars and other light motor vehicles while the third lane is for two-wheelers.
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