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    How to stop footboard travelling in Tamilnadu?

    Footboard travelling is increased in our state and we can see many college and school students travelling in footboard in buses. We have also read in newspapers about the death of footboard travellers.

    Some students travel in footboard even when there is space inside the bus. But many office goers are forced to travel in footboard because all the buses are overcrowded in the peak hours.

    Government should take neccessary actions to stop this by either increasing the number of buses in the peak hours or by giving strict punishment to the students who travel in footboard wantedly.
  • #4434
    Hai Mangala

    I really like this topic. Yes, every one should take action to reduce footboard travelling. Footboard travelling is one kind of stylish activities among youngesters. Even there is space in side buses, they won't perfer to go inside, youngesters wants to do some heroism. But i think they don't know this kind of activities will not shows their bravery.

    To reduce footboard travel, there is lot of buses with doors, but crowd in major cities like chennai, makes footboard travel as usual matter. Even some girls are going to office by foot board. I think, in chennai Metrol rail system may reduce this kind of travel little bit.

    Awareness and self safty will be the solution to this problem.

    Vathsala R.

  • #4435

    There is no city or Village in Tamilnadu without foot-board travelers. The main reason for this problem is over population and there is no enough transport facility. There is no proper bus felicity in Remote areas of Tamilnadu.

    If the transport facility is increased by increasing the number of buses or mini bus for a particular more populated area can reduce this risk.

    In school hours morning and evening, even small kids are hanging in the foot-board, this increase the possibility of accidents. This situation should be changed.


  • #4450
    As far as I know, TN is very well connected by Road. Each and every village has the bus facility. one or two might be exceptional case. Footboard travelling happens only in peak hrs. Every individual should have awareness about the danger behind it. Govt can create more awareness only.
    Suresh Kumar R.
    Engal Vazhvum Engal Valamum Mangaadha Tamizh Endru Sangae Muzhanku

  • #4539

    The practice of passengers travelling on the footboard in highly unsafe. Most of the times, people are hanging out of the bus. School children with bags on their backs can be spotted travelling in this manner.

    A passenger standing precariously on the doorway may slip off and get hit by another vehicle. He added that the driver would also face difficulties in controlling and steering the bus in such an unbalanced condition and accidents may rise.

    There have been fatal accidents involving passengers travelling in a dangerous manner.

    overloaded buses create a poor image of the public transport undertaking and the city.

    The unsafe way is also a serious violation of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and traffic rules. The RTO and the traffic police should take action. Bus conductors should be given directions to ensure that no passenger travels in a dangerous manner.

    with regards,

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