Hyderabad: Cyberabad traffic police has booked two people for overspeeding on the PV Narasimha Rao Expressway on February 2. The drivers were allegedly “racing” along the National Highway at around 9.30 am in their Lamborghini and Audi, following which they were nabbed by the traffic police.
According to the police, they were traveling from Shamshabad towards Mehdipatnam, when the alleged “race” took off. Speaking to NewsMeter, A. Damodar, sub-inspector of Rajendranagar police station, said, “One of the cars is registered in Goa, while the other in Telangana. Sports cars are not allowed to go beyond 100 km per hour on the PVNR expressway. They also make a lot of noise, which is why they are banned on the highway.”
The police officer also said the sports cars had tinted glass on their windows, which is illegal. “Their vehicles have been seized. A case has been registered and they will be produced before court tomorrow,” he said.
Road accidents in Telangana
Statistics released by Hyderabad Traffic police shows that in 2019 alone, 136 people lost their lives in road accidents, while 1,313 were injured. This number is bound to increase since the data has been collected only until June 2019. Equally discomforting is the fact that people aged between 25 and 30 are behind most of the accidents.
As fatal accidents continue to claim lives in the state, it seems pertinent to note that Telangana is third in deaths due to negligence relating to road accidents. Even more disconcerting is the fact that according to the National Crime Records Bureau report of 2015, over speeding accounted for 43.7 per cent of total accidents, while dangerous and careless driving contributed 32 per cent to the total number of accidents. While recent information on the same is not available yet, it highlights the fact that this is a serious problem requiring immediate redressal, apart from just providing compensation to victims.