Wednesday, February 20, 2008

traffic problems in Jordan and how to solve them

I have been lucky over the years to have good friends who are police officers. Just recently two of these friends have been appointed as head of the Driver and Car Licensing Dept and head of the Traffic Dept. They are wonderful officers and deserve all the help and support we can give them.

So if anyone has some constuctive ideas and/or suggestions I will make sure that they see them. Do not forget that the police do not make the laws (Parliament) nor do they design the roads and signs (the Municipality). So get going folks! T

9 Comments:

Blogger MommaBean said...

Oooh, pick me! Pick me! 1. Put adequate policemen on the roads ISSUING tickets! 2. Build a lot out next to the airport, tow people who are illegally and double or triple parked. Make them pay a fine + the cost of towing them. 3. Find a way to push GAM into building parking lots :) (way outside of their area of control I know). But seriously, if they simply enforced the existing laws and towed people who were blocking the flow of traffic, it would curtail much of this inappropriate behavior and enable better traffic flow!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008  
Anonymous Dave said...

Outfit traffic police with small, portable personal video cameras and position them at the entrances to major traffic circles. Have them record the vehicles entering the circles and later, once the footage has been reviewed, issue tickets to any fool that cruises into the circle without stopping or yielding to oncoming traffic.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008  
Anonymous Dave said...

As MommaBean said, something as drastic as actually enforcing traffic laws (gasp!) would fix much of the problems in the city.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008  
Blogger joladies said...

Speed kills! Set a consistent speed limit inside Amman and ENFORCE IT. If the traffic police can actually do this one thing, they will cut down on accidents and drastically cut down on fatalities. ASH

Thursday, February 21, 2008  
Blogger joladies said...

Everyone has written that the present traffic laws need to be enforced. I agree, and tickets should be issued on the spot, rather than when one goes in for registration.
We need a serious national campaign for driving and traffic awareness and safety. Highschools should also be required to have a driving/traffic awareness week every year. So many are unaware of the high proportion of deaths through traffic accidents in Jordan and these facts should be in any awareness campaign and should also be issued to anyone getting a driving license....m

Thursday, February 21, 2008  
Blogger Nicole said...

In addition to enforcing, or along with it, have the cops actually pull people over while they are driving, not just from a standing position. People need to be afraid of the cops like in the states. Now they are not afraid the Highway Patrol will pull them over and I have seen people actually even cut them off and speed past them in traffic because they know they won't do anything to them.

Thursday, February 21, 2008  
Blogger joladies said...

Along with m I agree that more awareness campaigns should target school children, but not just a week per year ... I would say a week per scholastic term - and for twelth graders - a week per month!

I recall a while ago, once when I was young ... the local village policeman would visit the school and give the children after school lessons in driving bicycles, road safety and the highway code ...I still remember this event to this day made all the more special because it was free! J

Tuesday, February 26, 2008  
Blogger joladies said...

Comments about safe driving campaigns in the schools by M and J reminded me of some difficult math problems that we had to solve. They involved speed and braking time and distance. If a car is traveling 80 mph and brakes, how much distance will it travel before it comes to a stop? Just another suggestion for getting the point across.
ASH

Wednesday, February 27, 2008  
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