Some million gallons of fuel loss at traffic signals - Action neededAs the population is increasing, the use of vehicles is also increasing rapidly. Due to this increased use there was heavy traffic at the signal and there are number of traffic jams. During the red signal, more than 95% of the people were not bothered to stop their vehicle engines. This leads to a great fuel loss and economic loss to the nation.
Petroleum Conservation Research Association's (PCRA) has created some awareness programmes saying that if the signal time is more than 14 seconds, then the people should switch off their vehicle engines. But despite these efforts, the engine keeps on running even if the signal time is more than 2 minutes. Some people don't even switch off their engines even when there is a traffic jam. But high percentage of fuels is wasted, while waiting for the green signal. Due to these practices, few million gallons of petrol and diesel are wasted. Along with these money spent to buy these resources is also wasted. We are also indirectly responsible for rise in fuel prices as we are wasting these fuels unnecessarily.
Yes, I agree that government should consider implementing more efficient traffic management and conducting more awareness programmes. But we have equal responsibility here. So dear ISCians, I request you to please switch off your vehicle engines during idle time. Please follow this simple tip and try to spread this message to your friends, relatives, colleagues etc. Also share your views on this serious problem.