Paths Links People

Paths Links People

Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet

Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet
Tonigala. (a.) Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisaha wapi acagirika Tisa pawatahi agata anagata catudisa sagasa dine. Dewana pi maharaja Gamini Abaye niyate acanagaraka ca [tawi] rikiya nagaraka ca. Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisa niyata pite raj aha agata anagata catudisa sagasa

History; Path to future

History; Path to future
Reading Future through History, Nagala mountain and the Stupa of the Nagala Kanda Rajamaha Viharaya, Nikaweva, Polpithigama, Kurunegala District.

yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today

yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today
let us view today through past ...........Kingdom of Yapahuwa - 13th Century

Friday, July 3, 2015

Foot - Boarding is no good

i do not know what views you hold about Foot Pathing. But i believe foot boarding is not a little but a lot dangerous.

i cannot imagine, why our bus friends thought of striking against the punishment given / fine charged (?) them against 'foot boarding'

The Traffic Police has wisely punished them. But unfortunately both , the traffic parties and the Bus parties do not think of following such human friendly, bus friendly, road friendly and life firnedly rules and ethics, unless something dangerous happens.

i am not putting the blame on them, 100% , the passengers them selves have to think of their own safety. other than kids, they should know what to do, what road rules or traffic rules they should follow. ( including my self)

There is a huge 'self - responsibility'  on the shouldiers of the passengers as well. you cannot think of the insurance you can claim if something happens.

first and foremost, the conductor of the bus should avoid using the foot board for any reason. Try to be an example.

According to the information that one of our co- workers shared with us while 'Mrs. Inoka Deepthini, a senior lectuer at OUSL drove us towards Nugegoda, two of the guys have died somewhere near Handapangoda. Such things are eye awakening, opening things though it is really sad to hear.

i do not know what solution , a country like ours can follow to minimize such traffic issues, road accidents, deaths and to provide life friendly bus service to its users.

That is also good for a last long, quality passenger or bus service.

I do not know how many seating facilities available in a bus. i think roughly about 40 ? So during peak hours you cannot expect less passengers other than in off peak hours. People think of Foot boarding during office hours because sometimes they are offered no other choice due to some of the reasons mention below.

i assume that busy hours are as follows

Peak / busy hours

7.00 - 8.30 ( Both Kids and workers, of all levels, vehicles of all types, use roads during these hours)
1.30 - 2.30 (School closes at 1.30 pm)
4.00 - i cannot think of a time but i assume until 10. 00 pm roads are busy

Most house wives and other clangs prefer to use road avoiding busy hours.  

All those desperate, impatient road users always like to reach their targets at work places, like to run to their offices before the Red line marked. or before bar codes indicate 'late'

Most of them thinking of foot boarding due to some of the reasons above mentioned.

The roads are busy, or blocked though some leaves their residences one or two hours earlier, they often fail to meet targets, that is to step in their work places before official hours exceeds.

i think government officials are expected to be at offices 8. 00 - 3.30?

other than those reasons, compared to past, i believe ' total work force' in the county has increased. Similarly, the number of people / individuals using the roads, the number using vehicles has rapidly increased, that is exclued to the people who are using the bus services ( Private or Public) 

i do not know whether in parelel to that ' , the number of buses in the roads' increased or stay same.

I guess, even if you refer the records of the traffic police, you can see that 'the annual road accidents rate' may have increased or it is increasing every year,due to all sort of reasons mentioned or the reasons that i have forgotten or missed mentioning. And i think it apparent that such accidents take place mostly during busy hours.

'Traffic tension' is not something you can less care about.
i think 'vehicle population' is now somewhat equal to the total population of the country. i think in year 2020 you can expect the total number of vehicles in the country' may either tally or match or even perhaps or it may exceed the total number of population.

Do not think that it is an unrealistic prediction

Perhaps in year 2020, the authorities may have to change the rules and regulations regarding the total 'number of vehicles that a family can own, that is to avoid road blocks as well as road accidents plus to minimize foot boarding.

The British Council asks individuals / students ' How do you like to Engineer your future' i say it is good if we think of something like ' how do you like to steering yourself? Individually, or as a group , as a family

Perhaps , to avoid road accidents and other constrains due to heavy traffic on roads, 'Tiny Teeny Weeny cars can be a solution

Engineers can innovate 'small engine vehicles' with efficient and decent attitude.

i do not know whether there is a link between the 'Speed' and the car size / engine size.

i know that it is essential to think of the seating facilities as well.

If the car manufacturers think of ' such future challenges / challengers when manufacturing vehicle, matching local roads, we can minimize future issues or current issues such as 'foot boarding'.

' Even for a short distance 'closing the doors' of the buses is essential i thought that too might help us to avoid 'foot borading'

yet , i do not know what engineering talents would help us to minimize or to prevent 'people breaking traffic rules' , it is no worth manufacturing what so ever high technological vehilces unless the road users and the passengers think of respecting road rules

'Safe guard your life by respecting traffic rules and the bus ethics and practices'




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