73 fined in three days for speeding

  • Sunil Thapliyal, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
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  • Updated: Apr 01, 2011 01:20 IST

In an effort to prevent fatal accidents on the Gurgaon-Sohna Road, police have started issuing challans to speeding vehicles. The department has also launched interactive programmes to educate cab and auto drivers about traffic rules.

According to the police, nearly 73 vehicles have been  penalised in the last three days.

“With increasing number of accidents on Sohna Road, we have decided to take action against speeding vehicles. The traffic police will also interact with Maxi cab and auto drivers through various interactive programmes to educate them about road rules,” Bharti Arora, DCP (traffic), said.

“To address these issues we need to understand the impact of rash driving. The best possible way is to educate them about road safety,” said Arora.

During the campaign,  police officers will be interacting with drivers through video films, seminars and counselling.

 An inceptor vehicle, fitted with a speed gun to monitor the speed limit of vehicles, has been deployed as a precautionary measure. The police department is also planning to install CCTV cameras to monitor hit-and-run cases.

On Monday, eight people, including three women and one child, were killed and 12 others were injured in a road accident on Sohna Road near the toll barrier-1. A week earlier, seven persons were killed when a dumper collided with an auto rickshaw on the same stretch.

Crossing city roads a daily hazard

HT Correspondent

GURGAON: In order to check pedestrian fatalities between Rajiv Chowk and Kherki Daula toll plaza on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, the traffic police have asked the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to plug the gaps in the iron fencing installed on the road dividers.

Pedestrians risk their lives daily while trying to jump over or squeeze through the broken fences. The trouble spots have been identified from Rajiv Chowk to Hero Honda Chowk near Beri Wala Bagh, Khandsa Chowk tempo stand, Sunbeam Company, Narsinghpur tempo stand to Kherki Daula toll plaza, toll gate board and near the police station in these locations.

“We had sent a notice to the NHAI project director on February 21 to install proper fences on NH-8 dividers. Accidents can be prevented if these are fixed,” said a senior traffic police official.

The official also emphasised on the need to have more footover bridges on the entire stretch and proper zebra crossings.

“The traffic police department has proposed the construction of more foot over bridges or underpasses between Rajiv Chowk and Kherki Dhaula for smooth movement of pedestrians, cyclists and two-wheelers,” he said.



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