The Amanora Park Town mall in Magarpatta, Pune, has installed tyre killers on their roads to deter vehicles from using the wrong side of the road.
The move has been mooted as a solution to curb the high number of accidents that occur due to driving or riding on the wrong side of the road or in the wrong direction in a one-way lane.
Pune is well-known as for the high number of two-wheelers plying on its roads, and the number of accidents that happen in the city, due to a lack of adherence to traffic rules, is correspondingly high as well.
Tyre killers are essentially metal strips with a ramp on one side and spikes on the other end. The design is meant to discourage a vehicle from using the road in the wrong direction by puncturing the tyre, hence the name. However, if used in the right direction, the spike bends, allowing trouble-free progress.
It seems that, like with everything else regarding traffic and roads in India, a punishment is always the more viable option compared to actually educating the populace to use roads correctly. Do you think installing tyre killers is a good option to help reduce traffic accidents in the country? Let us know in the comments.