A Delhi court has advocated the installation of hi-tech meters and CCTVs in heavy vehicles to ascertain the guilt of the accused in cases of road mishaps.
While mooting the idea, Additional Sessions Judge Narinder Kumar asked the government and heavy vehicle manufacturers to consider taking steps aimed at reducing mishaps and in case of an accident help in correctly ascertaining its cause.
“With the advancement of technology, would it not be better to install meters in public transport/commercial vehicles to record the speed...? Such meters should have the capacity to preserve the recording of the speed,” the court held.
The court also suggested that “manufacturers can play a better role in case they roll out heavy vehicles with inbuilt facility of CCTV cameras. But it is for the government to take steps in this regard, which shall be not only in the interest of public but also in the interest of justice.”