Mumbai's emergency services and careless driving.
January 22, 2007 10:46am CST
Has any of the Mumbai citizens ever wondered the traffic situations in Mumbai. People not only drive carelessly but they create immense noise pollution. Some drivers irritate so much by their horns, they just boil the blood since they do it where it is not required as well. The sad situation arises when drivers ignore the sirens of the ambulances and run before the ambulance. It is a pity state, since the patient inside the vehicle is in a painful state, but people just ignore the fact and drive before ambulance to reach faster. Nobody gives way to that vehicle. Why can't the drivers be more practical and give way to that vehicle. When I was in UK, I found that people there observe this very strictly and always give way to the emergency vehicle. They will halt on the side and make way to the emergency vehicle. I think people in Mumbai should be made aware of this and the traffic police should take more stringent actions against the people who avoid such emergency sirens.