Listening to music in cars banned in Mumbai

@pitstop (4163)
India
August 27, 2008 12:08pm CST
The mumbai police has put out a new rule "those guilty of playing music in a car will be fined Rs 500 under Section 190 (2) of the Motor Vehicles Act, which deals with violation of standards of road safety, control of noise and air pollution." You can read the article here http://www.mid-day.com/news/2008/aug/260808-road-accidents-traffic-police-Music-in-cars-mobile-phones-in-cars.htm Have they gone crazy or what? This is absurd. What is your opinion.
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@echomonster (2229)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
27 Aug 08
I suppose the police may be right that listening to music is a distraction, but there's no way you're going to be completely free of distractions while driving. Humans aren't machines -- even thinking can distract us from the task at hand. Listening to music can make driving much more enjoyable, especially if one has to wait in traffic or make a long commute. Notwithstanding the distraction effect, I think happy drivers are better drivers and are less likely to get into conflicts with other people on the road. Listening to music while driving definitely shouldn't be compared to driving drunk.
• United States
27 Aug 08
homie it aint no distraction to me lol
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@pitstop (4163)
• India
28 Aug 08
Someone was saying that if music was banned then the incidence of road rage and angry drivers would increase and there would actually be more accidents
@night71 (97)
• Canada
27 Aug 08
What happens if they sing to themselves or have a crying baby in the car? Same law should apply. In fact just thinking of music should be a crime, lol. I guess it would get rid of hearing that annoying rap music.
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• United States
27 Aug 08
only u would do that lol
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@pitstop (4163)
• India
28 Aug 08
Lol... thats an interesting twist that you have added to the logic behind the law.
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• India
28 Aug 08
What?? @!@!#@# I wouldnt have believed you if it weren't for the midday article link. This is taking stupidity to another level. Do these traffic policemen actually drive in mumbai. Have they not spent hours and hours crawling at a snail's pace even on the eastern/western express highway. I would go mad if it weren't for the music playing in my car. This is simply absurd. I can understand if they fine people playing music too loud but no music is simply too much...........
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@pitstop (4163)
• India
28 Aug 08
You seem to be well aware about the Mumbai traffic. Are you from Mumbai?
• United States
27 Aug 08
thats dum i love music, i lisen to it everyday, i cant believe they can really do that.
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