The traffic wing of the Puducherry Police are in the process of procuring speed radar guns to curb the menace of over-speeding and dangerous driving especially on the East Coast Road (ECR) stretch, said Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic), Bhairon Singh Gurjar, IPS, here on Tuesday.
The ECR stretch has been witnessing many accidents due to overspeeding and rash driving. The vehicles fitted with speed radar guns will monitor the movement of the vehicles driven at high speeds. The violators would be shown the excess speed recorded by the instrument and penalized with fines and a case would also be registered against them if necessary, the SSP told Express.
Gurjar said police would also keep a close watch on zigzag driving, especially by the youngsters, within the town limits. Stringent action would be taken against those drivers who are causing accidents and confusion to other drivers due to their driving pattern, he added. Traffic police will take stern action against drunk driving also. The drivers who are under the influence of alcohol would be identified using the breath analysers, he added.
Earlier, Gurjar said if passengers make a complaint to control room number ‘100’ against autorickshaw drivers who refuse to come short distances, police would take action against such drivers.
He appealed to the public to make use of ‘100’, which is working 24x7 and register their complaints.