Traffic delineators to minimise accidents


As many as 60 have already been installed and the remaining would be installed soon, said Police Commissioner J. Purnachandra Rao.

The city police will install around 200 traffic delineators to minimise the chances of motorists hitting road dividers, particularly at medians during dark.

As many as 60 have already been installed and the remaining would be installed soon, said Police Commissioner J. Purnachandra Rao.

Addressing a media conference here on Thursday, he said that the reflective radium boards would glow at night and serve as warning to motorists. They would be particularly useful when the road dividers were of low height. Some of the delineators were of 8’ high while at some places 1-foot boards were also installed to ensure safety.

The importance of delineators was first realised when two women sitting on a road divider at night were knocked down by a car and died in December 2010 in the city. The motorist failed to see the road divider which was at a low height in the dark and dashed against it.

Vehicles parked at the wrong places, particularly on main roads, would be towed away by the police.

The motorist concerned has to pay the fine for ‘wrong parking’ and take back the vehicle.

Many a time, car and motorcycle owners would be at a loss to know where their vehicle was taken. By the time they return after completing their work, they would be shocked to find their vehicle missing and there would be no one around to help them.

Mr. Purnachandra Rao said that considering the pleas of such motorists, it was decided to give the mobile no. of the policeman who would be in-charge of the towing vehicle. The motorist can call on the number and find out the place where his vehicle was kept. He/she could go to the designated police station and pay the fine and take back the vehicle.

The mobile no.’s of towing mobile in charges for East Division – 7382296905, North Division – 7382620859, 7382620865. Motorists could call these numbers depending on the place from which the vehicle was picked up.

A school-level competition was organised for students in the city to commemorate the 150 years of policing in India. A number of students from various schools participated in the competitions held on July 13.

The participants were asked to design an insignia that reflected the yeomen services being rendered by the police in the discharge of their duties.

The Police Commissioner announced that the first three prizes were bagged by G. Shanmukh (7 class, Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan), T.P. Harish Kumar (6 class of Delhi Public School) and Saptasri Lohia (6 class, Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan) in that order. Sai Sandeep (9 class of Timpany School) secured a consolation prize.

The prizes would be awarded to the winners at the valedictory of the Police Games and Sports Meet at the Police Stadium on July 20.

Additional DCP (Traffic) Suresh Babu and Traffic Inspector D. Rajeswara Rao were present.

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