The tyre killers that were installed in the Amanora Park Town have been removed following the Pune police sending a legal notice to the management. The device was installed near the Amanora Pearson School in order to deter vehicles, particularly two-wheelers, from using the wrong side of the road.
However, the police asked for its removal citing the usage of the tyre killer on public roads had been done without permission of any government agency and that the device is not approved by the Indian Road Congress due to the risks associated with it.
Speaking to a publication, traffic police inspector, JD Kalaskar said, “The spikes are very sharp and can turn fatal if someone falls there. Especially with the school around, the risk is severe. They had not sought permission for any such installation. Even though it has been put up inside the township, the road is being used by the masses and we have to ensure their safety.”
On the other hand, the management of the Township said in a statement that the measure had been introduced to ensure the safety of the children attending the nearby school. There had been a significant number of accidents on that spot prior to the installation, and the number of vehicles plying on the wrong side had reduced after the tyre killers were put it.
While the tyre killers have been deemed an extreme measure to curb accidents and wrongful road usage, the move was hailed by the populace across social media platforms.
Despite the risk, do you think extreme measures like tyre killers the only answer to help people adhere to road rules? Or is there a better solution? Please let us know in the comments.