Metro: Before Any Further Mishap Takes Place

Editorial

By TP Saran

Some time back, commenting on the incident wherein a lady driver hit the tram at a prohibited turn in the Vandermeersch segment, the example was given of how the police in Mumbai used the nudge technique devised by behavioural economists to prevent vehicle drivers from continuously honking when the red light was on. The article concluded by suggesting the following: ‘In the case of the local metro, one possibility is to have the train beep as it approaches an intersection, either automatically or by a manual operation. But given the level of sophistication of the trams installing such a beeper should not be a big deal, and we feel it should be considered, and the public informed accordingly…

 

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* Published in print edition on 28 February 2020

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