Can spittoons make a difference?As Indians, we have this horrible habit of spitting on the road. Most of us just tolerate it. If we try to discipline others, we will get into unwanted problems. Verbal abuse is one of them.
A vast majority of Indians, think that it is their birthright to spit wherever they want. The supari or the betel leaf is relished and then there is spitting on the roads. Even in Mumbai, I have seen it going on. However, I am told it is far less now. In Chennai, the less said the better.
Can we have spittoons, with a warning that the traffic police can fine the offender, a sum of Rs.500 if he spits outside the spittoons? These can be placed at various places and the CCTVs will also reveal if the rule is being followed at least to some extent.
Should there not be some method in this madness?