Kapil Kumar C. Saratkar, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), inspects the operation of speed boards at Kamarajar Salai in Chennai on Monday. | Photo credit: R. RAGU
The Greater Chennai Traffic Police has installed radar-based speed display boards at Kamarajar Salai to control speeding. This was done on a trial basis at Kamarajar Salai, which is considered a VIP route.
Kapil Kumar C. Saratkar, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), inspected the functioning of two display boards on the main road on Wednesday.
Mr. Saratkar said the radar-based speed display board is modeled after a hand-held speed gun, but has greater accuracy in detecting the speed of vehicles plying on the road. The advantage of the system is that the traffic police can determine the minimum speed and based on this the sign is displayed in red, green and orange. The speed display board would play a role in making drivers aware of the speed limit and curbing speeding.
Mr. Saratkar said the traffic police would adopt the speed boards after ascertaining the cost and their effectiveness in curbing speeding.
Based on the feedback, the police plan to include it in the speeding fines system, for which a technical study is underway. The police have proposed a gradual expansion of the speed display project to important traffic junctions.