The Bangalore traffic police have finally decided to do away with the practice of booking traffic offenders on busy traffic junctions. The traffic police have been criticized for focusing more on finding traffic offenders rather than regulating traffic.
In a recent case a person trying to evade traffic police ended up being run down by a BMTC bus. The public who witnessed the accident accused the traffic police as being the cause of the motorists death. Such instances are not rare cases. Many people trying to flee from traffic police have suffered serious accidents.
With Bangalore's traffic density increasing at a phenomenal rate, the city Traffic police have finally realized regulating traffic is of more importance than catching traffic offenders. This does not mean they will not catch and fine offenders. The Bangalore traffic police will make use of surveillance cameras to monitor traffic and will then book cases accordingly.
Henceforth paying a spot fine and continuing the journey will be a thing of the past. If the Bangalore traffic police's plan is fully enforced, your traffic fine bill will reach your door step within a few days and you will have to go to the nearest police station to pay it.
Additional commissioner of police (traffic) MA Saleem has stated this contact-less enforcement will result in more traffic personnel being available to regulate traffic. He is hopeful that the use of surveilance cameras will completely end the practice of booking cases against traffic offenders on the road side.
The Bangalore traffic police have so far installed 165 surveilance cameras in major junctions and will increase their number in the coming days. Traffic police have also been provided with 500 digital cameras to record traffic offences at junctions that do not have surveilance cameras.
To indicate the success the traffic police have had by using the cameras, Mr Saleem has stated that more than 10 lakh cases of traffic offences have been booked until July 2012.