3rdEye nabs 1,000 traffic violators
Within 45 days of the launch of a special drive against traffic violators, the police have booked about 1,000 motorists for flouting traffic rules.india Updated: Sep 14, 2011 01:26 IST
Within 45 days of the launch of a special drive against traffic violators, the police have booked about 1,000 motorists for flouting traffic rules.
Of them, about 200 offenders have already paid the penalty.
The project 3rdEye’ was launched on August 3 as a joint effort between police and mobile phone manufacturer Nokia in order to keep an eye on traffic violators and check incidents of road rage in the city.
According to the police, the project has helped the department to generate revenue as well as create a sense of fear among violators.
Under the project, the traffic police discreetly click photographs with the help of a Nokia N5 handset.
On the basis of the registration number plate, police locate the address of the offender and send a challan through courier.
“We are getting good response from our constables about 3rdEye as they can book violators with proof. After verification of pictures, challans are sent to the address mentioned in the records,” said a senior traffic police official.
The number of challans is expected to increase once the policemen become more familiar with the mobile device and click better pictures, the official added.
First Published: Sep 14, 2011 01:24 IST