Road Safety Council-Trichy which was Constituted around 11 years ago with members from all stakeholder departments and consumer organisations, the performance and the activities of the body is being questioned by the public and activists since no proper action or implementation has occurred as the road safety suggestions has gone unheard. But the city police have spent all their time and energy in catching the helmetless riders and turning a blind eye on other traffic offences, which has made the public draw a bad remark on the traffic police.
The city being the center of the state with a limited area comprising of 65 wards, governed by a corporation and a police commissionarate with 14 police stations should have been a role model in implementing the road safety protocol to the best, creating a role model for the state but the small city is found to be in a very bad shape with no proper traffic management, congested and narrow roads and increased road accidents and crimes.
The serious issues which has not been cared by the traffic police, as per the road safety activists, is haphazard and illegal parking of vehicles, very poor safety infrastructure, narrow and encroached roads and non-adherence of safety rules and implementation. Most of the roads in the city are occupied by road side vendors and eateries, where the traffic police and the corporation authorities have turned a blind eye towards these kind of illegal occupancy, narrowing the road. Activists lament that their suggestions to regulate the traffic and upgrade the traffic management is not being heard by the concerned officials, resulting in recurring traffic mishaps and irregularities.