KARNATAKA

No escape for traffic violators in Mysore

Caught in the act: The Interceptor was flagged off in Mysore on Saturday.

Caught in the act: The Interceptor was flagged off in Mysore on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: — PHOTO:M.A.SRIRAM

Staff Correspondent



The vehicle is equipped with a digital camera

It has alcohol and gas pollution analysers



MYSORE: An innovative traffic regulation vehicle called “Interceptor”, which is equipped with a digital video camera to capture traffic violations, was flagged off in Mysore on Saturday.

The Interceptor, which is the first vehicle of its kind to be introduced in Karnataka, has been designed at the Centre for Analysis and Research in Road Safety at the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE), New Delhi.

The Interceptor comprises a Lightfama-3, which is a laser-based speed measuring device with digital video and still image documentation to measure speeds from a distance of 1k.m. and document the vehicle number plate from 150 metres. The Lightfama-3, which is mounted on a Maruti Versa platform, can capture traffic violations in an automated mode. Minister in charge of Mysore district G.T. Deve Gowda; Karnataka’s Director General of Police K.R. Srinivasan; Inspector General of Police (South) R.P. Sharma and Commissioner of Mysore City Police Bhaskar Rao were present at the function, to mark the introduction of Interceptor.

Former Commissioner of Mysore City Police Pravin Sood, who had pursued the idea of introducing the Interceptor in Mysore during his tenure, was also present on the occasion.

The sophisticated surveillance equipment system was first introduced on a temporary basis two years ago, but the institute has now officially sanctioned a vehicle for the Mysore police and this will be permanently stationed in the city.

The Interceptor detects traffic violations through multiple cameras and a laser-based speed measuring device and also has alcohol and pollution gas analyzers.

The Interceptor vehicle in Mysore will be mobile, and IRTE will provide comprehensive training for the police personnel on its use, according to a memorandum signed between the Department of Road Transport and Highways and the IRTE.

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