Fatal accident rate on Bengaluru Mysuru Expressway reduces down drastically in August after strict enforcement Says ADGP Alok Kumar

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

Containing the over speed to 100 KMS and ensure lane discipline through strict enforcement has brought down the number of accidents from 29 reported on Bengaluru Mysuru highway in four months,Alok Kumar,Additional Director General of Police,Traffic and Road Safety,said .

On Sunday he posted a tweet giving the break ups of the accidents in the last four months while congratulating the police officials who worked hard to ensure safety on the 120 kilometers of the stretch.

According to him,the number of deaths in May this year reported on the stretch was 29,followed by 28 in June, 8 in July and 6 in the month of August.

The drastic reduction in the number of fatal accidents was due to strict enforcement on the highway patrolling vehicles and surprise checks on the stretch at the strategic points persistently,helped the police to achieve the target.

Following the rise in accidents,a study was conducted by the police officials and concluded that over speeding and not following the lane discipline leading to the accidents.

As many as 8 patrolling vehicles have been deployed along the stretch with a directions for the each vehicle to cover 18 to 20 kilometres to ensure road safety and traffic discipline..

The six AI enabled enforcement cameras are installed along the stretch which is recording each and every violations ADGP Alok Kumar,told reporters adding that the department is getting another 70 such cameras which can cover every 10 kilometers of the stretch .

These cameras are worked in hybrid mode and help the police to track down the vehicle in real time based on the type of violations.

The Offenders booked under section 304a of IPC are also getting their DLs suspended for minimum six months and the police in collaboration with the RTO officials are emphasizing on the driving skills strictly while revoking the suspended licenses.

These measures are being extended to other highways to minimise the number of fatal accidents on highways in phased manner he added.