The Nepal Traffic police recently launched its no horn Campaign in Kathmandu from April 15. With the launch of the campaign the public vehicle are hugely affected in terms of their driving behavior. Previously when public vehicle use to dominate the roads with their loud horns, now with no option of driving slow they are stressed in terms of managing the issue of pedestrian and on going road maintenance process.
On one hand due to the maintenance work it is very hard to see with all the dust cloud where as with no horn there is no option to even drive which increase the risks of accidents. Similarly, pedestrians in view of lack of awareness use the road sides randomly for crossing roads and other purpose where the chance of accidents have increased tremendously. The campaign is certainly a need of the time but enacting it right at the moment is a question of real-time study.
Why people are suffering?
- People do not feel responsible while crossing roads
- Road etiquette are non existences
- Even educated people still have no awareness about zebra crossing and traffic rules
- Lack of Zebra Crossing at major location
- Lack of traffic lights
- Traffic police are not aware or prepared