PRITAM SENGUPTA writes from New Delhi: If it was an automotive vehicle, the “Ban Wagon” would have been India’s best selling model. Ban this, ban that, and ban the other thing too is the national mantra. Ban tight jeans on campuses, ban hugging on campuses, ban pillion riders in sarees, ban the bandhgala…
OK, not the last one. Yet.
Now, Delhi police are considering a ban on playing music in cars because, well, music distracts and causes accidents. And, as always, there are some loosely worded laws to back the ban masters. Apparently, Section 102 of the Delhi Motor Vehicle rule says traffic police can regulate the use of audio visual devices in vehicles by issuing notices (emphasis added).
But does only music take people’s eyes off the road leading to mishaps? Of course, not. So, in the spirit of public service, churumuri.com is pleased to offer suggestions for a ban on some of these other detrimental but lesser known in-car on-the-move personal activities that endangers public safety.
1) Ban nose picking, ear-picking or beard-stroking
2) Ban eating, drinking, chewing or smoking
3) Ban glancing at or talking to co-passengers of either sex
4) Ban eye, lip or body contact with co-passengers of opposite sex
5) Ban the windows on the left and right
6) Ban driving with the ‘wrong’ hand on the steering wheel
7) Ban driving in chappals and sandals
8) Ban automakers from leaving slots for music systems
9) Ban watching hoardings and other roadside signs
10) Ban gawking at good-looking men and women
Why so much headache…just ban driving…
Tarlemaga might agree with Shrinidhi’s comment. What say Tarlemaga, ban driving??
nah, ban production of vehicles :))
ban reading churumuri on 3G iPhone while driving to work
Is the music ban against playing music in the car or, the loud window shattering nuisance blaring outside the car?
“Ban eye, lip or body contact with co-passengers of opposite sex”
Homosexuals are free to cause whatever accidents they want?
If people drive responsibly and sensibly, there is no need for enforcement of any law. As long as people in India don’t acquire civic senses, moves like these are very much necessary.
The police is getting amazingly sophisticated in analysing wee issues. But the solution of course, remains the same always – ban.
Ban driving under the influence of spousal abuse
Ban Fast Passengers, Express and Limited Stop
Ban hawkers where vehicle ply
Ban temple/church music on roads
Ban drunken driving
Ban the RTO from collecting Bribes besides the Regular fees
Ban every driver who has killed or maimed a person