Speed checking hit as floods damage interceptor vehicles

Speed checking hit as floods damage interceptor vehicles

The traffic police department, in a bid to tame over-speeding of vehicles which often led to accidents and loss of lives, had introduced hi-tech TIVs in April last year.

The traffic interceptor vehicles (TIVs), rolled out in April last year to monitor the speed of vehicles on the roads, were damaged severely by the September floods, thus hampering traffic police plans of streamlining vehicular movement. 

According to police, the traffic police department, in a bid to tame over-speeding of vehicles which often led to accidents and loss of lives, had introduced hi-tech TIVs in April last year.

However, the record flooding last year badly damaged two sophisticated TIVs. 

"The floods left both the vehicles damaged and it will take some time to get them repaired," said Javed Koul, SP Traffic. 

Equipped with surveillance cameras, speed laser guns and alcoholometer, the TIVs, which were rolled out for Srinagar and rural wings of Traffic police, had played pivotal role in bringing down over-speeding of vehicles. 

"After introducing TIVs, we booked several drivers for over-speed and reckless driving. We hope that the damaged vehicles are repaired soon," Koul said, adding, "We are planning to get “five or six more TIVs so that menace of reckless driving is curbed."