To control the speed limit traffic police are coming up with new ideas and planning. Because of long weekends police are aiming for special checking with CC Cameras to control speed limit and most importantly hill racing.
With long weekends youngsters in city are heading towards hills and racing. This is leading to road accidents, traffic police are focusing on this mainly to avoid these problems. Traffic police are mainly focusing on racing areas like Banjara hills and Jubilee hills and also taking serious actions on those who violate traffic rules and regulations. They are also taking into custody, conducting special drives and also giving counseling to those who are rash driving and also participating in racings. Booking cases on them under MV act and also warning them if they are caught for second time they will be sent directly to jail. According to police officials Rich kids from areas like Patha basthi, Malakpet and Dilshuk nagar are mainly using these roads for racings. These kids during day they are spending time in Pubs and bars and later at night are participating in racings. Dealing these cases has become headache for traffic officials due to celebrity’s kids. Many unfortunates are already happened due to their racings.
Though it is restricted to drive above speed limit of 60 Km/hr near Banjara hills, KBR Park, but more than 100 vehicles are violating the rules. Racings are also increasing in these areas. To control the situation near KBR park traffic official are planning to use the CC cameras organised by Metro officials. With the help of CC TV footage it is proven that for every 10 minutes more than 110 vehicles are exceeding the speed limit. After 12 PM, cars are also driven at a speed of 120 Km/hr on these roads and traffic police are planning to take serious action on these people. The CC cameras at KBR park are capable of recognizing and taking the photos of vehicle of speed 180 Km/hr. Advanced technology lens are used in these cameras, they act as evidence when the owners approach court lying about the speed limit.
Banjara Hills traffic CI Vidhyasagar Rao, on an interview stated that they are collecting and saving the details of racers like Adhar card and licence details on database and if they tend to regularly participate in racing, charge sheet will be booked against them. He also stated their passport and visa may also get rejected.
Jubilee Hills traffic CI Srinivas Reddy stated that the change and determination not to violate the traffic rules should come in people and also stated that they are taking all necessary steps to bring the change. He said there is a little change in racers because of giving regular counsellings to the parents. The traffic police are planning to conduct these special drives until the rash driving cases get controlled. He also mentioned that there is an increase in mid night accidents due to the racers.