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A New Road Rage: Traffic Cops Promote Safety With Music Videos, Puzzles & Dance

From the peppy video by the Chennai traffic police over road safety awareness to the traffic marshall in Kolkata who beats the vehicular influx with his moves!

The Indian Traffic Police have never been any cooler!
From the peppy video by the Chennai traffic police over road safety awareness to the traffic marshall in Kolkata who beats the vehicular influx with his moves, the traffic management has got everyone going!

Here are some interestingly unusual instances when road traffic has been managed through dance and road safety messages have been driven home in unique manners:

A catchy song by Chennai Traffic Police over road safety

The road safety awareness video. Source: Youtube.

Packaging a peppy song that lists the number of ways people break traffic rules, this one from the Chennai Traffic Police is a hit!

Sung by Gaana Bala, the video raises road safety concerns and has funeral parade clips coupled with road rage snippets, compromising public safety; thanks to the irresponsible behaviour displayed by few. A traffic cop’s narrative of being questioned for pulling up violators is also an interesting addition in the song!


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Some of the lines are too hilarious to fathom.

One awesome example is:

“EMI-la vandiya vaangi, Yaman-ah vambuku izhukaadha” (after buying a vehicle by paying EMI, don’t mess with Yama).

You can watch the video here:

The Dancing Traffic Marshall in Kolkata

Quirkiness and Kolkata go hand-in-hand!

Remember how The Beatles took to the streets in the city to enlighten the pedestrians about zebra crossings?

Part of the awareness campaign by the city’s traffic police in 2013, the iconic band from the 60s and 70s popped out at every busy intersection with the caption “If they can, why can’t you?”

Now, meet Ashok Gupta, a traffic marshall who helps manage the busy traffic in Kolkata while dancing!

Ashok Gupta, the uber cool traffic marshall. Source: Youtube.

Near Gate No. 4 at Rajarhat’s Eco Tourism Park, Kolkata, you will find Ashok in a fluorescent orange jacket and helmet, managing the ongoing flux for 12 hours, every six days a week. His dance moves inlaid with much swag, don’t fail to draw smiles from the commuters.

In case you were wondering, Ashok is not part of the city’s traffic police entourage.

Appointed by a private security firm that outsources the job of flagging heavy vehicles through busy streets seven years, he is currently positioned at the ongoing Garia-Airport Metro railway project.


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Taking up the task of managing the traffic despite the heat, was all of Ashok’s initiative and never would you find another person who would take this responsibility with such enthusiasm. With headphones on his ears that constantly play old Hindi songs of Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, the man is loved by all!

You can see more of Ashok Gupta’s dancing prowess here.

Benguluru City Police and it’s super cool social media handle

Known for using pop culture references like that of Game of Thrones and Narcos, this time BCP’s latest tweet has surpassed all known levels of awesomeness in reaching out to the public with road safety messages.

Inspired by the popular web series, Stranger Things, the new tweet by BCP urges people to wear helmets while riding two-wheeler, using the same modus operandi of communicating through light bulbs in the series.

The latest edition of coolness has found BCP a rather large fan following in the social space and we are sure, this is just going to get better and better!

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Written by Lekshmi Priya S

Shuttling between existentialist views and Grey's Anatomy, Lekshmi has an insanely disturbing habit of binge reading. An ardent lover of animals and plants, she also specializes in cracking terribly sad jokes.