police to crack down on speeding motorists
DELHI: The Delhi traffic police will begin a crackdown on motorists
who overspeed and flout traffic norms on unmanned roads. To begin
with, they will carry out prosecutions on select roads in the
New Delhi range.
commissioner of police (traffic, New Delhi range) Arun Kampani
said: ‘‘The wide roads in New Delhi area that have
traffic intersections at considerable gaps will be our targets.
These are the stretches where maximum cases of traffic violation
are recorded. Overspeeding, haphazard driving and overtaking from
the wrong side are among some common violations.’’
The traffic police have already identified select routes for the
prosecution drive. ‘‘We will deploy one team each
to intercept and challan motorists on both lanes,’’
Kampani said. Corridor prosecutions carried out last year by the
traffic police yielded positive results. ‘‘Prosecution
of moving traffic on other occasions is random. This time they
are going to be specific,’’ joint commissioner of
police (traffic) Maxwell Pereira said.
there is a substantial distance between the traffic intersections,
police presence on these roads is almost negligible, said an official.
‘‘Even if there is an odd constable present in the
corridor, he can just issue notices and isn’t able to prosecute
every passing vehicle. This focussed attempt will instil fear
among the motorists,’’ the official said. Corridor
prosecution is an extension of the de-manning process of traffic
signals. ‘‘The motorists will now find extensive police
presence on these stretches between the traffic intersections,’’
will be an element of surprise in the entire enforcement procedure,’’
he said. Recently, a similar enforcement method was adopted on
the national highway leading to Gurgaon. The campaigns brought
down instances of overspeeding and rash driving by regular users
of the road quite successfully.
traffic police have also started a spot-and-prosecute drive in
the New Delhi area. Buoyed by the success of the drive that included
spotting, chasing and prosecuting errant drivers by plain-clothed
policemen in the Connaught Place area, the traffic police have
replicated the system in other areas of New Delhi range as well.
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