After regulating entry of two and three wheelers inside BRTS Corridor, the traffic police is now mulling to procure radar guns to check rash driving and traffic violators on city roads.
ASP (traffic) Anjana Tiwari told dna that soon radar guns meant to ascertain speed of the vehicles plying on the road would be procured. This would help to keep speeding in check in the city, especially inside the BRTS Corridor.
Earlier, we planned to buy a vehicle fitted with this radar gun which costs around Rs 27 lakh but now we have altered plans and would procure a few radar guns which could be used at any place like BRTS bus stops or at traffic signal polls, Tiwari added. “People mostly ignore speeding rules.
Not only BRTS, overspeeding is witnessed at Super Corridor and MG Road as well,” she claimed.
She added that before penalising riders over speed breach, the traffic police would put up proper signs on major roads for making public aware about exact speed limits at any particular road.
Till now, the traffic cops relied on the video footage offered in a CD by the AICTSL at its bus stops via CCTV cameras to penalise drivers who breach speed limits inside BRTS corridor.
According to volunteer wing ‘Save Life Cycle’, the city witnessed 718 deaths till this week in road mishaps.
“The fatalities in road mishaps mostly occur due to over speeding,” Praful Joshi from the NGO said.
The drivers could avoid deaths in road mishaps through zero balance. If the driver is able to control the speed at any given point in the given space on the road which is three times the length of the vehicle, then it is called the zero balance, he explained.
The volunteer claimed that driving within speed limits offers a few extra seconds to riders, which helps in avoiding worst possible outcomes (death) in road mishaps.
Speed Limit in the city
Two wheelers / cars - 40kmph
Heavy Vehicles - 20kmph