I refer to concerned motorist's letter in the Sunday Times of April 18 indicating his view that 'the problem is the impotence of the Traffic Police'.
In my view, another reason could be that mobile traffic policemen are not deployed expressly to move with the traffic and charge drivers who violate road traffic laws. I remember a time when such mobile traffic policemen moved with the traffic and booked drivers for reckless driving, speeding, driving unsuitable vehicles etc.
At present what we mostly see are stationary traffic policemen deployed at traffic lights, junctions and roads. This does not help regulate traffic on roads. I believe that the practice of traffic policemen moving with the traffic was done away with to curtail spending on fuel.
However, it is time additional budget for the fuel required is allocated and special road patrols deployed to reign-in offenders on the spot.
Themiya L.B. Hurulle,