Most Indian cities are in perpetual hurry. With low threshold for bad roads and traffic jams, they invariably bend rules. Two-wheeler riders are the principal offenders as they resort to wrong-side driving.
To curb this menace, Ahmedabad has installed metal spikes on roads, following a suggestion by the High Court to stake stringent steps. Wrong-side driving has been a menace in Ahmedabad, especially around exit points in expressways, a news portal highlighted. The first set of these tire killers was installed on a service road adjacent to the flyover in Chankyapuri, it added. These spikes act as speed breakers for cars driving on the correct side, but will slash tires of vehicles using the road side of the road.
The city has witnessed an alarming number of wrong-side driving cases, especially in areas such as Anandnagar, Satellite and Paldi. U-turns at underpasses are the most common points where overzealous bikers break laws. Ahmedabad may be the first city in Gujarat to install metal spikes. Allahabad and Agra installed metal spikes in the past. However, there are risks associated with these devices. The report reminds that Pune police banned the spikes for its fatal potential.