22 cameras installed on Bangalore-Mysore Highway, 74,915 traffic violations recorded in 28 days

Traffic Violations: More than 100 traffic violations were recorded every hour on the Bangalore-Mysore National Highway. In the last 28 days, a total of 74,915 traffic violations were caught by 22 cameras installed on both sides of 118 km.

Jun 1, 2024 - 23:09
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22 cameras installed on Bangalore-Mysore Highway, 74,915 traffic violations recorded in 28 days

More than 100 traffic violations were recorded every hour on the Bangalore-Mysore National Highway. In the last 28 days, a total of 74,915 traffic violations were caught by 22 cameras installed on both sides of 118 km. The highest number of violations were recorded for drivers and co-passengers not wearing seat belts, which numbered 57,057. This was followed by 10,945 cases of speeding, 6,046 cases of lane violations, and 494 cases of using mobile phones while driving.

In an effort to reduce the number of accidents and moving infractions on NH-275, the police have placed six AI-powered Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras in each direction's six locations. In addition, five additional locations in each direction have video cameras installed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), and the speed limit has been set at 100 kmph. Traffic infractions can be captured by these high-resolution cameras.

People traveling on the highway still disobey the law and speed beyond the posted limit in spite of the cameras, which causes accidents.

Additional Director General of Police (Traffic and Road Safety) Alok Kumar said that the recording of over 74,000 offenses in just 28 days shows people's negligence towards road safety, which is a threat to their own and others' lives. However, he also said that the accident rate on the highway has slightly decreased.

Car drivers were the highest traffic violators for not wearing seat belts, speeding, and lane violations. They were followed by heavy goods vehicles including KSRTC and private buses. Notices will be issued to all violators. The cameras also capture traffic violations committed at night, such as drivers not wearing seat belts.

Kumar said that in a few days, real-time notifications will be sent to drivers' phones after the violation, informing them about the violation. He said that the fine should be deducted immediately from the violators' Fastag account when their vehicle leaves the toll. The ADGP believes that "this system can reduce traffic rule violations on the highway."

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer