Bengaluru: Do you stay in Bengaluru? If your answer is yes, some traffic markings like a zig-zag line or checkered yellow patterns at several junctions in the Garden City might have already caught your attention.
But, do you know what does these zig-zag lines and yellow boxes mean? For your information, we must tell you that you have to take a note of zig-zag lines and yellow boxes else you may be penalised by Bengaluru Traffic Police.
Zig Zag Lines
The zig-zag lines indicate pedestrian crossings ahead.
Also, motorists can't stop or halt in the area covered by the zig zag markings.
The zigzag lines are meant for the safety of pedestrians. At times, some motorists park or stop their vehicles near the junction, thereby block the vision of pedestrians crossing the road. This may lead to an accident. By means of this marking accidents can be brought down.
The yellow-checkered patterns or yellow boxes indicate the area where motorists have to mandatorily clear the road and not stop.
Yellow boxes are meant to keep the junctions clear.
The yellow box makes it clear that you may enter the junction only when your exit is clear.
Also, there should be enough space on the other side of the junction.
Well of Junctions is being painted particularly at all the 11 Zero Tolerance Jns in Tr East limits. Close to 75,000 spot fines booked so far pic.twitter.com/V0scdwy7Wj
— DCP Traffic East (@DCPTrEastBCP) March 25, 2017
Most junctions with yellow boxes and zig-zag lines are zero tolerance junctions.
The aim behind these markings is to ensure pedestrian safety and decongest the city's junctions.
Improvement of Zero Tolerance Junction at KR road Cubbon Road pic.twitter.com/K9CXiGyWsL
— Shivajinagar Traffic (@shivajinagartrf) March 25, 2017
Cauvery arts & crfts Zero tolerance junction has been improved in Ashoknagar trf limits.before n after pics. pic.twitter.com/W7lq7kqTM1
— Ashoknagar Tr.PS (@Ashoknagartrf) March 25, 2017
Now, Bengaluru Traffic Police is monitoring the city with cameras and personnel on the ground to ensure that every violation in these zero-tolerance junctions are booked.