I HAVE a suggestion for tackling the menace of traffic light violation that we face day in and day out. It is quite unfortunate how we have managed to utilise such a marvellous tool like that of a traffic light.
Why don’t we just replace all the traffic lights with four - way stop signs, as are found in North America? This would be beneficial in terms of saving electricity costs, as well as costs incurred to support the infrastructure (cement etc.).
If we analyse public behaviour at traffic lights, it is evident that we treat traffic lights as a four - way stop sign anyway.
Most of the traffic is coordinated by patrolmen at major intersections anyway. Four - way stop signs would also be more cost - effective to mass - produce and install all over the city of Karachi.
RAFAY BIN ALI Karachi