Vizag motorists: Stay alert, obey traffic rules; 'CCC' is watching your moves

A team of cops with the help of CCTV cameras at various junctions monitor the traffic and capture automatic traffic violations of dangerous driving, red-light jumping, triple riding, riding bikes without a head-guard, and a few others.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  20 Sep 2022 4:26 AM GMT
Vizag motorists: Stay alert, obey traffic rules; CCC is watching your moves

Visakhapatnam: Vizag city traffic police have decided to issue challans for violations through Command and Control Centre (CCC). With increasing incidents of traffic violations, city police have now started registering cases through CCC.

A team of cops with the help of CCTV cameras at various junctions monitor the traffic and capture automatic traffic violations of dangerous driving, red-light jumping, triple riding, riding bikes without a head-guard, and a few others.

Based on evidence recorded in CCTV surveillance cameras set up at several junctions, police will book the cases against the motorist involved in traffic violations.

City Police Chief Ch Srikanth said that traffic regulation is one of the major challenges. "Despite the repeated awareness, motorists, particularly youngsters continue to violate the traffic norms. The CCC will track violations of the motorists," he added.

"With the CCS, we have been registering at least 25 to 30 cases against the violators in a day. Our top priority is to send a strong message. We have observed that most of the young motorists are indulging in zigzag driving on the roads assuming that there are no traffic police personnel and causing inconvenience to the commuters," said ADCP (Traffic), Vizag city, SK Arifulla.

As many as 8,186 people lost their lives in 21,566 road accidents in Andhra Pradesh in 2021. Vizag roads had claimed 368 lives in 2,339 road accidents in 2021. Of the total 368 victims in road crashes in Vizag city in 2021, 227 victims were two-wheeler riders. Surprisingly, most of the traffic violators were also two-wheeler riders, police added.

Presently, smart poles and advanced CCTV cameras were installed at over 40 major locations across the city. "We have been chalking out plans to further strengthen the CCC to identify the violators on the roads and to issue traffic challans to bring traffic discipline among the motorists," police added.

Key Points:

Vizag city has over 12 lakh vehicles

Over 70 percent of the vehicle are two-wheelers

City roads had claimed over 300 lives in a year for the past few years

The RTA suspended the driving license of 2,446 motorists in 2021-2022 for various violations in Vizag.

Vizag police have booked around 19.74 lakh cases against motorists under MV Act in 2021 for various traffic violations.

Vizag police have imposed Rs34,46,15,227 fines in 2021.

Very few motorists were convicted of drunken driving violations in 2021

10 percent of road accidents were reported due to drunken driving in Vizag.

Not a single woman motorist was caught for drunken driving.

Cops appeal to people not to break traffic rules and to drive in a responsible manner

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