Road and two wheelers!!!!!!
April 27, 2007 9:11am CST
Three or four companies which manufacture two wheelers with competition and compete with one another in sales promotion to attract people with so many offers.Finance is also easily available from banks as these banks also provides two wheeler loans with attractive small interest rates to customers without much complications. Just by paying a very small amount of Rs.3,000/- or even low, as initial payment and balance in easy monthly instalments people can buy easily. As a result of this two wheeler's occupy roads more and more daily in India.But the roads even incities are not suitable and not spacious to occupy these vehicles and results in more number of accidents daily. The government of India has to widen roads in order to prevent accident and congestion caused by two wheelers.What do you think? Mylotters from other countries ..pls share your views about how this problem is solved by your government?
7 Jun 07
Some countries have a separate lane for two-wheelers, which simplifies things to great extents. But most countries don't have much of a problem with two-wheelers. I think only people who don't have enough money have to buy two-wheelers - and only when the public transport system isn't good enough. In most western countries, people only buy cars, and only those people who have a genuine interest in bikes, go in for those, of bmw makes, etc. They are exteremely fast bikes and give the biker much more control. Also, these type of bikes are usually used for pleasure drives, and not for running errands, so they don't crow the roads too much.
28 Apr 07
Well subathra, the problem in India is that we dont follow the lane discipline. In other countries, people follow the traffic rules but here in India, the main reason for accident is that we dont follow the traffic rules, especially lane discipline. If we follow the lane properly then there will be major control in accidents. Talking about two wheelers, even India is launching cars at the range of 1 Lakh, so in few more years, people will start buying cars!
20 Sep 07
Hahaha... I've just found the right discussion! Talking about traffic jam with those motorbike and cars, it's a major problem here in my country, especially in Jakarta, the city I currently live in. It's very easy to get a motorbike. There are lots of financing company that can finance it for installment as low as Rp. 300,000 (equal with US$ 30) It happened like your country. The road was flocked by a lot of motorbike. The traffic becomes messy and jammed. Especially during working hours. Some initiatives have been taken and on going. 1. Buss-Way, the local government has build some bus stop in a special lane where only dedicated bus can go through. They hope the motorbike user will shift their transport to public transport which is safer, faster, and cheaper. 2. Canalization. Motorbike can only drive left with a special lane. They can't drive to the main road. 3. To avoid accidence, all motorbike must switch on their lights during daylight and nighttime. With so many heavy jam everywhere, I think the government must come out with another effective solution. Perhaps by raising the tax rate for motorbike. The fund can be switch to another useful infrastructure such as public transport.