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'Stretch prone to reckless driving'

mumbai Updated: Apr 20, 2013 02:05 IST
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As the spot where the Audi A6 crashed into the policeman and a pedestrian is notorious for rash driving and accidents, the Marine Drive police said they will take up the issue with the traffic department to find a solution.

The police said they conduct nakabandis frequently on the southbound stretch on Marine Drive to rein in unruly drivers. These efforts have brought down the number of accidents on two-wheelers, the police said.

"We had conducted a nakabandi near the police gymkhana early on Friday. Apart from checking for cars without the proper paperwork, it also helps keep a check on speeding and rash driving," said Zhunzarrao Gharal, senior inspector of the Marine Drive police station. "The reckless driving by people on motor bikes has come down to a great extent in past few weeks, but accidents involving cars do take place here."

After Friday's accident, the police checked the documents of the high-end sedan and said that all the paperwork was in place and the driver, who has been in the profession for more than 10 years, had a valid licence.

On December 23 last year a Honda City had caused a similar accident on Marine Drive, injuring two policemen.