Cool move: Hyderabad traffic cops get vests to beat heat
These jacket are designed to help keep body temperature 5-6 degrees Celsius lower than the ambient temperature for 3-5 hours.india Updated: May 22, 2017 18:08 IST
Traffic police personnel in the city are being provided with cooling vests to cope with the prevailing intense heat.
To begin with, 200 such cooling jackets were distributed to traffic cops at an event here on Monday. After examining their efficacy, all police personnel on road traffic duty will be provided with the gear, an official said.
“This jacket helps in keeping body temperature 5-6 degrees Celsius lower than the ambient temperature for 3-5 hours, depending on the humidity in the environment,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) A Ravinder told reporters.
“Keeping in mind the high temperature, we have procured 200 specially designed cooling vests for distribution among cops on traffic regulation.
“After examining their efficacy, more such vests will be procured and given to personnel performing duty on roads. This will help them in carrying out their jobs easily, he said.
A key feature of this product is that it keeps the wearer warm in winters as well, he said.
The product has a wide range of health benefits such as maintaining normal body temperature in extreme heat conditions while neutralising the effects of outside core temperature, the police officer said.
“It also keeps in check heart rate elevation, thermal and cardiovascular strain, decreases dehydration, enhances tolerance levels and decreases rate of exertion.”
Reacting to a query on road accidents involving metro rail pillars, the officer said that hazard mark reflective stickers would be pasted at different locations to avoid such mishaps. Besides over 3,000 sign boards with warning messages will be installed to avoid road mishaps, he said.
Reacting to another query, Ravinder also said that charge sheets will be filed soon against traffic violators having a minimum of 10 challans pending in their name.