Cameras at junctions to “nab” traffic offenders

In its bid to nab the traffic offenders, Traffic department has installed cameras at important junctions in Srinagar.
Cameras at junctions to “nab” traffic offenders
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In its bid to nab the traffic offenders, Traffic department has installed cameras at important junctions in Srinagar. 

The directive was issued by SSP Traffic (City) Maqsood-ul-Zaman. "The department has installed movable video cameras at different intersections to nab the violators of traffic rules that include red light jumping, excessive speed, overloading, use of mobile phones and driving under the influence of drink and drugs," the SSP said. 

"Action will be taken against the traffic rule violators which may include suspension of driving License for a period of not less than three months under section 19 of Motor Vehicle Act 1988", he said. 

"Road fatalities and traffic congestion have become a cause of concern and unless strong and urgent measures are not taken on ground, these unfortunate incidents would continue to remain alarming," he said. 

The SSP said 45 driving licenses of traffic violators have been confiscated and forwarded to RTO concerned for suspension as a deterrent.

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