Points system to keep bus crews in check

  • 2 Nov 2005 21:59:23 GMT

    I think this is a good Idea. But what are the chances that these will be actioned properly in a country where bribes rule. But, if we can be consistent and prosecute these drivers who break laws the transport system in the country will benifit a lot.

    As a first step the road rule book should be updated and the signs and markings on the roads( at least the main roads) be updated and maintained. Also its important to bring in the international stages of driving licences and different endorsments for passenger transport, heavy vehicles etc.

    Secondly, there should be police cars patrolling the Highways with speed detectors in them. And the police should be tied in with some sort of a quota system where they have to issue a minimum number of fines per day. Maybe they could be provided with some incentive for the tickets issued. This will stop them from taking bribes.

    Finally, Speed cameras should be placed in random places to catch drivers who break speed limits. Heavy fines should be given for drink driving and over taking on double lines.