Mumbai was earlier a paradise for drivers. Was best in discipline on road among metros. All other metros used to appreciate traffic discipline in Mumbai.
Now a days, with Rik drivers disrupting traffic - as always in hurry to take passenger to destination so he gets another fare asap. In the process, he neither bothers for traffic rules nor traffic signals nor driving discipline nor bother for other drivers on road. Alternatively, if rik driver is looking for passengers, he will stop in the middle of the road so the passenger can board the rik or take a u turn any where any time irrespective of others driving around them or red signals. why cant we discipline rik drivers!!
Mobike riders too do not bother for traffic signals. Honks to break the lane discipline and be first to cross the signal even if red, even at the cost of a scratch on a car body if not enough room for them to move forward between traffic lanes. Every one in a hurry to reach destination.
Traffic police turns a nelson eye to all these issues. WHY cant they discipline both mobike riders and auto rik drivers who are menace on road and create unnecessary tension on road!! Causing accidents !!
Traffic police prime job now seems to be - hide beyond signals and catch car drivers if any one passes the signal even after it turns red !! Only revenue earning !!
Due to the menace explained above, its impossible for old senior citizens and ladies to walk on roads or cross the roads. Cant the traffic police stand near the signal and make sure signal discipline is maintained!! Their presence in white is good enough for any driver to drive with discipline.
Traffic police need to do a lot to stop the way the rot on the road is happening.
------- Edited on 2017-01-16 -------
TOO MANY motorcycles, too MANY POT HOLES ON cross road signals, too FEW policemen of duty AND TOP IT ALL BYevery one in a hurry, no patience.
All these attributes compounded to a "master of chaos" on ALL roads.
All of a sudden a mobike zooms past you from wrong direction even when signal is red. No one to check them. Policemen have no say!! No fear of cameras on roads (are they active). Your car gets scratched and the mobike zooms past without an apology, they Knock down a lady and does not bother. Instead, they drive away from scene of accident in a hurry to shirk responsibility.
Its HELL ON ROADS.
Too dangerous to drive a car on roads and walk on foothpaths.