India is the second most populous state after China with several densely populated gigapolises experiencing huge transportation problems. The fact is that in conditions of complete chaos on the roadway, drivers prefer to express their not always positive emotions with the help of car horns, which makes the situation on the road even more unbearable.
Mumbai City Police have come up with an interesting idea to tackle noise pollution. It mainly concerns drivers standing at intersections in front of traffic lights. Since many of them are in a hurry, they express their impatience in the usual way - with the help of beeps.
Local police have declared war on this noise hooliganism by experimenting with acoustic sensors on poles near intersections in November-December last year. From now on, if the noise level exceeds 85 decibels, the red light simply does not change to green.
The experiment was carried out for 15 minutes a day at several important city crossroads. A Mumbai police spokesman told CNN that the new method will be tested in 10 locations next month as well. If successful, it will be deployed throughout the city.
Typical example of Indian road traffic