orkut group on pune traffic

Just checked out Savepunetraffic.com and also created a new community at orkut about Pune traffic. Hopefully many Pune citizens will join and discuss solutions to the traffic mess in Pune. Orkut.com is a very active and powerful site but its software system is horrible. It’s very rare to find apps that crash as regularly as the orkut server. Even with Google behind the orkut venture, it’s surprising that the app is of such low quality. Perhaps it just goes to prove that even the best can create bad software.

* Join the Orkut group On Traffic in Pune

  • sonu

    I am a Pune native and concerned about Pune’s unplanned growth, the childish civic authorites , etc.
    Would like to discuss on traffic problems and basic infrastructure problems of Pune.
    Could you send me a orkut invite of related community?

  • sonu

    I am a Pune native and concerned about Pune’s unplanned growth, the childish civic authorites , etc.
    Would like to discuss on traffic problems and basic infrastructure problems of Pune.
    Could you send me a orkut invite of related community?

  • sanjeev kulkarni

    why do not we take one road and suggest a few tips..??
    i m a civil engr.i ve v many ideas.i did nt know how to put them on rt track.
    thanx.

  • sanjeev kulkarni

    why do not we take one road and suggest a few tips..??
    i m a civil engr.i ve v many ideas.i did nt know how to put them on rt track.
    thanx.

  • http://driving-india.blogspot.com/ Dr Joglekar

    Over past one year I have worked on making a series of short video’s providing driver training and education. The aim of the video’s is to move beyond the traditional clutch-accelerator training provided by the otherwise friendly neighbourhood driving instructor.

    All the video’s are available at – http://driving-india.blogspot.com/

    The 14 video’s currently available cover following topics –

    Video 1: Covers the concept of Blind spots
    Video 2: Introduces the principle of Mirrors, Signal and Manoeuvre
    Video 3: At red lights, stop behind the stop line
    Video 4: At red lights there are no free left turns
    Video 5: The Zebra belongs to pedestrians
    Video 6: Tyres and Tarmac (rather than bumper to bumper)
    Video 7: Merging with the Main road
    Video 8: Leaving the Main Road
    Video 9: Never Cut Corners
    Video 10: Show Courtesy on roads
    Video 11: 5 Rules that help deal with Roundabouts
    Video 12: Speed limits, stopping distances & 2 seconds rule
    Video 13: Lane discipline and overtaking
    Video 14: Low beams or high beams?

    Dr Joglekar
    To watch the video’s visit – http://driving-india.blogspot.com/

  • http://driving-india.blogspot.com/ Dr Joglekar

    Over past one year I have worked on making a series of short video’s providing driver training and education. The aim of the video’s is to move beyond the traditional clutch-accelerator training provided by the otherwise friendly neighbourhood driving instructor.

    All the video’s are available at – http://driving-india.blogspot.com/

    The 14 video’s currently available cover following topics –

    Video 1: Covers the concept of Blind spots
    Video 2: Introduces the principle of Mirrors, Signal and Manoeuvre
    Video 3: At red lights, stop behind the stop line
    Video 4: At red lights there are no free left turns
    Video 5: The Zebra belongs to pedestrians
    Video 6: Tyres and Tarmac (rather than bumper to bumper)
    Video 7: Merging with the Main road
    Video 8: Leaving the Main Road
    Video 9: Never Cut Corners
    Video 10: Show Courtesy on roads
    Video 11: 5 Rules that help deal with Roundabouts
    Video 12: Speed limits, stopping distances & 2 seconds rule
    Video 13: Lane discipline and overtaking
    Video 14: Low beams or high beams?

    Dr Joglekar
    To watch the video’s visit – http://driving-india.blogspot.com/

  • dippak

    pune traffic can be saved by many ways…off which one of the main and strong way to do it is create civic awareness.People simply hardly have it.PArticulaly when in public people take pride in deviating from disciplines and behaving at will n wish rather then just simply being humble and good civilians.

  • dippak

    pune traffic can be saved by many ways…off which one of the main and strong way to do it is create civic awareness.People simply hardly have it.PArticulaly when in public people take pride in deviating from disciplines and behaving at will n wish rather then just simply being humble and good civilians.

  • abhijit Wadadekar

    Pune people are simply indisciplined and careless. a strong disciplinary action and a harsh penalty for the traffic law breakers will only cure them.

    Hi tech. products such as speed gun, hidden video cameras etc. should be employed to catch traffic law breakers and a severe penalty should be charged to them. The traffic police department needs to be very strict and stringent in executing this. Social forums and people like us should put a continuous pressure on the traffic police department to make people follow the rules.

  • abhijit Wadadekar

    Pune people are simply indisciplined and careless. a strong disciplinary action and a harsh penalty for the traffic law breakers will only cure them.

    Hi tech. products such as speed gun, hidden video cameras etc. should be employed to catch traffic law breakers and a severe penalty should be charged to them. The traffic police department needs to be very strict and stringent in executing this. Social forums and people like us should put a continuous pressure on the traffic police department to make people follow the rules.

  • Santosh P

    Hi,
    This message is to Dr Joglekar. I really appreciate your work. I was wondering if you tried to propose a change in the way driving tests are conducted in India. I feel that we should have everyone go through a written (objective) test of traffic rules. License should be issued to only those who pass the written as well as road test. I think what we need is strict road traffic laws and its strict and honest enforcement. I think such videos should be distributed to every public/private sector organization and every person (employees etc) associated with that organization should be asked to go through them for at least 30mins everyday. I think we need laws just like we have stricter laws for drink driving.

  • Santosh P

    Hi,
    This message is to Dr Joglekar. I really appreciate your work. I was wondering if you tried to propose a change in the way driving tests are conducted in India. I feel that we should have everyone go through a written (objective) test of traffic rules. License should be issued to only those who pass the written as well as road test. I think what we need is strict road traffic laws and its strict and honest enforcement. I think such videos should be distributed to every public/private sector organization and every person (employees etc) associated with that organization should be asked to go through them for at least 30mins everyday. I think we need laws just like we have stricter laws for drink driving.

  • http://www.parallelminds.biz/ Pratap Shukla

    I have spent some time at South Delhi and enjoyed the bus service there. I believe that it is also possible in Pune. For that reason, I am building a unique map of Pune, which can be used for better bus services. It cannot solve the complete traffic problem, but a part of it. If anyone have good understanding of Pune traffic, I would welcome him to join me in making this map.

    If someone is very keen, please call me at +91-9923794498

  • http://www.parallelminds.biz Pratap Shukla

    I have spent some time at South Delhi and enjoyed the bus service there. I believe that it is also possible in Pune. For that reason, I am building a unique map of Pune, which can be used for better bus services. It cannot solve the complete traffic problem, but a part of it. If anyone have good understanding of Pune traffic, I would welcome him to join me in making this map.

    If someone is very keen, please call me at +91-9923794498

  • G.M.Sodagar

    Puneits take pride in calling themselves educated and cultured. However, when it comes to following the traffic rules, even the most educated ones seem to be no different than the illiterate lot. Most of the people have little or no civic sense. Here are a few examples:
    1. The Zebra crossing is for the pedestrians. Yet you see at avery signal that the vehicles cover the Zebra crossing and even the traffic police do nothing.
    2. Vehicles jump signals at will with no regard for the safety of others.
    3. Double parking is common and even if it creates a jam, nobody is penalized.

    I have been traveling and working abroad for over 25 years. We Indians obey all the laws and rules while we visit or work abroad. Why can’t we discipline ourselves in our own country? The only time we follow the law or rules is when there is possibility of punishment or heavy fine. I have seen how the heavy punishments and penalties when implemented can bring down the indiscipline. Some of the suggestions are as follows:
    1. Install cameras at all signals that would be programmed to click the pictures of vehicles that jump the signals. These cameras can be connected to a central system where the records cannot be tampered. No violator can go unpunished. If people know that jumping the signal can invite heavy penalty, the discipline would come automatically. It may seem like a expensive solution; however, looking at the rate the vehicles jump the signals, the cameras and system can pay for itself in no time. Besides, it would provide a legitimate source of income for the RTO to finance other projects. The question here is, whether our traffic department would even consider this option. They want people to violate the traffic so that they can collect the ‘Toll’.
    2. The same can go with other traffic violations, such as speed guns. These must networked to a central system that cannot be tampered. Otherwise, as it is often seen, the traffic police with portable speed guns catch the violators and collect the ‘Toll’. Needless to say that the money never reaches the RTA.
    3. It should be made a part of our education system to stress the importance of civic sense in general and traffic sense in particular. We talk about safety only when a mishap takes place. Soon we forget everything and go back to our usual unruly behaviour. Parents can also play a very important role in education the children right from the young age. The first step is, never break any traffic rules in the presence of your children. We can take efforts to stop the ‘Chalta hai’ culture.
    4. When I came to UAE 20 years ago, the traffic was in a mess as there are people from almost 70 odd countries working here. Each has his own driving style. The traffic department used to show 10-15 second video clips on almost all television channels every hour. The clips showed how an error can result into a disaster or fatality. Visual education is always far more effective. It proved to be so effective that today you will see very disciplined traffic everywhere in UAE. The fines and penalties for breaking traffic rules are heavy and hence effective. I have not seen a policeman taking bribe and letting an offender go.
    5. The way our traffic authorities give licenses is a matter of ridicule everywhere. We have to have a very strict control on issuing the driving licenses. The drivers must be properly educated before they even get the learner’s license. Classroom lectures and written tests must be made compulsory before a learner’s license is issued.

    Knowing our system and our record on implementation, it looks no more than wishful thinking. However, we must make a start somewhere, and before it is too late. It is already late enough.

  • G.M.Sodagar

    Puneits take pride in calling themselves educated and cultured. However, when it comes to following the traffic rules, even the most educated ones seem to be no different than the illiterate lot. Most of the people have little or no civic sense. Here are a few examples:
    1. The Zebra crossing is for the pedestrians. Yet you see at avery signal that the vehicles cover the Zebra crossing and even the traffic police do nothing.
    2. Vehicles jump signals at will with no regard for the safety of others.
    3. Double parking is common and even if it creates a jam, nobody is penalized.

    I have been traveling and working abroad for over 25 years. We Indians obey all the laws and rules while we visit or work abroad. Why can’t we discipline ourselves in our own country? The only time we follow the law or rules is when there is possibility of punishment or heavy fine. I have seen how the heavy punishments and penalties when implemented can bring down the indiscipline. Some of the suggestions are as follows:
    1. Install cameras at all signals that would be programmed to click the pictures of vehicles that jump the signals. These cameras can be connected to a central system where the records cannot be tampered. No violator can go unpunished. If people know that jumping the signal can invite heavy penalty, the discipline would come automatically. It may seem like a expensive solution; however, looking at the rate the vehicles jump the signals, the cameras and system can pay for itself in no time. Besides, it would provide a legitimate source of income for the RTO to finance other projects. The question here is, whether our traffic department would even consider this option. They want people to violate the traffic so that they can collect the ‘Toll’.
    2. The same can go with other traffic violations, such as speed guns. These must networked to a central system that cannot be tampered. Otherwise, as it is often seen, the traffic police with portable speed guns catch the violators and collect the ‘Toll’. Needless to say that the money never reaches the RTA.
    3. It should be made a part of our education system to stress the importance of civic sense in general and traffic sense in particular. We talk about safety only when a mishap takes place. Soon we forget everything and go back to our usual unruly behaviour. Parents can also play a very important role in education the children right from the young age. The first step is, never break any traffic rules in the presence of your children. We can take efforts to stop the ‘Chalta hai’ culture.
    4. When I came to UAE 20 years ago, the traffic was in a mess as there are people from almost 70 odd countries working here. Each has his own driving style. The traffic department used to show 10-15 second video clips on almost all television channels every hour. The clips showed how an error can result into a disaster or fatality. Visual education is always far more effective. It proved to be so effective that today you will see very disciplined traffic everywhere in UAE. The fines and penalties for breaking traffic rules are heavy and hence effective. I have not seen a policeman taking bribe and letting an offender go.
    5. The way our traffic authorities give licenses is a matter of ridicule everywhere. We have to have a very strict control on issuing the driving licenses. The drivers must be properly educated before they even get the learner’s license. Classroom lectures and written tests must be made compulsory before a learner’s license is issued.

    Knowing our system and our record on implementation, it looks no more than wishful thinking. However, we must make a start somewhere, and before it is too late. It is already late enough.