So in our country, no rule can make the people changed. The rule makers and the implementers know how to make these rules get converted for their benefit.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
They are a great source of inconvenience to the fellow passengers. Mostly these are young students who do this daredevil act and enjoy the air breeze near doors of a public transport.
Such people should be caught by ticket examiners and should be fined heavily.
Knowledge is power.
Although, this may be unaviodable and out of neccesity, travelling footboard when there is standing space inside should be discouraged and banned. We have seen heroes in movies climb, jumping and travelling on footboard to impress their girl friends, the gang of students with them.
Given the dangers involved on being accidentally pushed out, falling down and or getting caught in the back wheels of the bus or under the wheels of the train, are unneccessary risks that are completely aviodable.
In India, even rules are broken but at least, if there are rules, some would hesitate and give up the habit. We need to have legistlation and awareness programs that hightlight the dangers these people pose for themselves and the two-wheelers coming behind or by the side of the buses.
The anguish or trauma a family would undergo after losing a young life to such a risky venture is something that needs to be considered when passing the law. Also important would be the costs of treating footboard accident victims, the money spent of litigation etc. In short, it makes perfect sense to have rules that ban footboard travel in bus and in trains.