The people as well as the cops are to be blamed. Today at the Badarpur Toll Plaza, when waiting for my toll receipt, saw a Fortuner (with red beacon) rushing and cutting through lanes and flashing headlights madly. The Fortuner rushed to an empty toll gate without stopping, and i.e. @~40 kmph. The toll operator just let him go and didn't even bother to stop him! All the officials were smiling and looking at each other after this incident. Why do the VIPs don't need to give the toll?
Cops are also guilty as much as the people are. In some places, like Palwal/Faridabad, the cops wouldn't dare to stop you if you have got heavily tinted windows and a Police/Navy/Army/Govt. of India sticker on the vehicle. When visiting Agra, I have noticed many times that they try to pull up the vehicles with other state's registration numbers. On one day, a cop was literally waiting for a vehicle to pass to stop my car (HR registered) on a crossing near Taj Mahal route, for no reason.
Traffic rule violation is no doubt a serious offence (even light jumping one) and should be dealt with, no matter whether the violator is a VVIP or a common man. People often pass comments that "If you have Rs.100 in your pocket, you can do away with the cops" and the bribing scene is the first to take into consideration. Actually, in a way, people don't have any mistake in this, as the cops themselves are not that strict. If people had to pay the actual and full fine (instead of a bribe after an agreement) on ANY type of traffic rule violation, then they would be careful the next time. If they can get away after such acts without much problem, they are bound to be careless the next time. Nice thread, Akash.