People at red lights can be really stupid sometimes. You all may have noticed how, despite being aware of the fact that the signal is red, some people would continuously keep on honking as if that would make the signal turn green any faster.
Surely, the Mumbai police is also aware of the infamous habit and in an attempt to change it came up with a creative experiment. The video of the experiment was shared later by the Mumbai police on Twitter.
To keep the honkers in check (and irritate them a tad bit more), Mumbai police installed a decibel meter at a signal. The police then set a frequency on the meter, which they also call the punishing meter.
The physics is, every time the set frequency is breached due to honking of the passengers, the timer on the traffic light would reset making one’s wait longer. This sends a clear message to not honk while having to wait for a valid reason.
The video since being shared has garnered the attention of the netizens who are appreciating Mumbai police’s creative idea. The video titled “Horn not okay, please!” has been watched 88,000 times now.
Very good idea of fixing decibel meters, will try— Bhaskar Rao IPS (@deepolice12) January 31, 2020
@KolkataPolice – urge you to do something similar, please. While traffic in Kolkata is definitely smoother, the honking is a disgrace. Especially by the buses – both private and state owned.— SAIKAT SARKAR (@Rockbaazz) January 31, 2020
What an Idea Sir Ji..,??@RachakondaCop sir, Idea accha hai..hum kyon nahi ???— Jaihind Rayudu (@JaihindRayudu) January 31, 2020
Maza ayega ab baja kar batwoo— ارحاں امین ابراہیم (@aaabrahamWasi) January 31, 2020
Very nice! Much needed!— Harshit Mehta ? (@DynamicHarshit) January 31, 2020
Should add this concept all over India.
Just curious.. What would happen when Fire Brigade and Ambulance going pass these signals with loud sirens?
For the unaware, Mumbai is also infamously known as the “honking capital of the world.”