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Speed breakers or death traps?

The death of senior journalist Prashant Tripathi in a road accident when his auto jumped on a speed breaker and hit another vehicle comes as a shocking. Commuting on Mumbai roads have become a nightmare as half of them are made for one reason or the other at all times and faulty infrastructure including speed breakers at unrequired locations cause accidents that prove fatal. Signals too are faulty at most locations causing traffic congestion and woes.

The RTO should look into ‘speed breakers’ that have been put at many locations without any valid reasons. Also, the specifications should be technically correct as most of them are at heights which cause accidents and no warning sign and not painted as well to alert vehicular traffic. The RTO miss no opportunity to collect fines from vehicle owners for breaking road safety rules but sadly they themselves err in their duties which are the reason why so many accidents happen on Mumbai roads each day!

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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