The highway police has decided to take action against speeding on the expressway as, according to them, that’s the cause of most of the accidents that have taken place there.
Superintendent of highway police, Dilip Bhujbal, on Wednesday held a meeting of all highway police officials to take stock of the accidents and the action taken.
He said, “We reviewed the accidents that have taken place on highways, and the action taken by the highway police against offenders. We also discussed the recent mishaps on the expressway. It was found that a majority have taken place due to speeding.”
The maximum speed limit for vehicles on the expressway is 80kmph but, according to Bhujbal, most exceed it. “Many drivers exceed the limit and some of them also lose control over the vehicle at high speed. This, at times, leads to fatal accidents,” he said.
“So far, we have taken action against more than 500 vehicles in the past two days. In future also, we will be undertaking such drives in which, besides using speed guns, we will calculate the time required to travel between two toll plazas within the permissible speed limit. If any vehicle covers that distance in lesser time, the driver will be penalised.”