In Hyderabad, the traffic police have started cracking down on road accidents at night. The police have found that over-speed is the cause of most accidents. Accordingly, steps are being taken to curb the speed of motorists. As part of this, it was decided to install speed laser guns in different areas. Based on this, information on fast-moving vehicles will be collected and legal action will be taken against the culprits.
City Traffic Joint Commissioner of Police AV Ranganath reviewed the modalities with police officers and staff. He instructed staff on how to estimate vehicle speed with speed guns, etc. Speed guns will be set up in selected areas of the city from the first week of February. Some people are driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding in cars. As roads are empty at night, they are ignoring traffic signals at speeds of 100-120 km per hour, causing accidents. A study conducted by the traffic police over the years has come to the conclusion that controlling speeding can prevent accidents.
In Hyderabad, the traffic police are currently on duty only till 10 pm. After that motorists are committing things like speeding, jumping signals. The police found that road accidents were more prevalent at night especially in Telugu Thalli flyover, Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Secunderabad, Bowenpally, Malakpet, and Ameerpet areas. Traffic police will use speed laser guns to monitor the speed of vehicles in the area from 11 pm to 2 pm. Traffic will be monitored on the Ameerpet-Panjagutta main road from 12 noon to 4 am. Police officials said they would identify vehicles speeding, register cases arrest those responsible, and send them to jail.