Soon, traffic violators may be served challans via SMS on their phones
NEW DELHI: Soon speed demons and traffic violators in the Capital may receive chal
lans via SMS messages on their phones.
Delhi Police is working on a pilot project under which automated systems will be able to track traffic violations
like overspeeding or jumping red lights. Highly placed police sources told the Millennium Post that in September this year the Delhi Traffic Police completed the successful trial of an “automatic red light violation detector” through which a device will automatically click the photographs of errant drivers and challans will be sent to the phone numbers of the registered vehicle owners.
A senior police official said: “We are working on it and so far 24 intersections in the city have been identified where we may instal such detectors.” The Delhi Police is also working on another project through which they can rein in speed violators by setting up detectors in 100 locations in the city. “The device can identify the overspeeding vehicle and automatically challan it,” said the police source. The initiative of the Delhi Police can bring transparency as in many cases violators
claim that they have not violated traffic rules but after these detectors are in place, the law enforcement agency will give photographic proof of violation.
Another police officer claimed that they are evolving a digital system where violators can pay their challan money online. The Delhi Traffic Police data accessed by the Millennium Post till (June 15) stated that more than 64,000 challans were issued for over-speeding whereas over 4,000 challans were served for using private vehicles as taxis, another 1,344 challans were issued for smoking while driving.
Over 8,000 received challans for using mobiles while driving. Blaring loud music on car stereos led to over 700 challans. Overcrowding in passenger vehicles led to the issuance of 5,000 challans. Bus drivers and conductors not wearing the proper uniform were handed 11,825 challans.