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Old 26th April 2012, 17:04   #61
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Where are all these cameras being put up anyways?
The above picture seems to be from the older camera van and not from the newly installed night vision camera. It has been clicked from the left side of the road.

The pictures taken from top of the extreme right lane cars, are from newly installed night (day included) vision camera IMO.
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"IT TURNED OUT TO BE A WOMAN DRIVER AT 139 KMPH. Well, there is nothing wrong to be a woman driving that fast. What we want to emphasize to this woman and others interested in speed is that it is not safe to drive that fast on city roads. You could be expert driver but the road, fellow road users may be seriously compromised on safety front. The offender has been given a court challan and would take up with the court that provisions of section 184 MV Act which deals with dangerous driving become applicable in her case."

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Well, speed limits have their 'limits'. I regularly use the Gurgaon-Faridabad highway on my daily commute and the speed limit is 80 kph. I have been challaned once for going at 95 kph. While I have limited excuse for doing so, I have an issue with which the cops approach the speeding violation on this stretch.

I do normally adhere to limits and the point where they caught me was on a significant downhill stretch where all cars if driven normally would end up gathering at least 10-15 kph extra if they dont take their foot off the accelerator pedal. I have since ensured that I am always between 75-85 kph and frankly it is quite nice since every single vehicle is now within that range and there is no un-necessary overtaking and I feel it is probably one of the safest ways to drive.

Also, there is a speed limit of 90 kph on the Delhi-Ambala NH-1 stretch where I remember being challaned for doing 96 kph. The only reason I was doing that speed was because I had gone to Punjab to pick up my newly overhauled car and was ensuring that I stay around the 2000 rpm mark to get the engine run-in. The challan is to be paid on the spot (typically between Karnal-Panipat-Sonipat stretch) for Rs. 400.

Post that, each trip I make to Chandigarh, I budget a 400 Rs. 'toll-tax' since I normally drive between 100-120 kph depending on traffic conditions. I almost never exceed 120 kph considering the current traffic witnessed on this highway.

My point has already been echoed by a few people - if the speed limit is reasonable, most people will follow it. If it is unreasonable, not so many adhere.

OT, if the challan was not 400 but 2000, I would never over-speed on the NH-1!
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11 Jun 2012 Hindustan Times (Delhi)




Less than three months since it ran a trial and later dumped the project to install speed cameras along several roads where motorists tend to speed, Delhi traffic police have come up with yet another plan.

The department has proposed to introduce speed radars or interceptors that can guage vehicular speed even during the night. The existing speed radars need bright sunlight to measure the speed of a vehicle. The plan, however, is not new. The traffic police have been planning to introduce hi-tech interceptors but the plan never reached the execution level.

"This time the project will happen," assured Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).

"We will soon invite tenders for the new interceptors. Within three months they will replace the existing ones that only function during bright daylight," he said.

The traffic police are now examining the functioning of the speed interceptors that can reportedly intercept speed of vehicles even during zero visibility. The performance, so far, has been satisfactory, said a traffic police officer.

The police said the new age speed interceptors use infrared laser beam for long distance, rapid and accurate measurement of speed and the in-built digital video recording system enable unambiguous identification of the target vehicle.

Traffic police has initially planned to purchase 10 laser based speed radars that run on infrared technology. Each unit is likely to cost about R6 lakh.
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And finally the Delhi Traffic Police has got the night vision cameras to check the over speeding during nights. Currently there are 11 interceptors (Toyota Innova), on duty, 11 PM till 7 AM.

To rein in motorists indulging in over-speeding, dangerous driving, cutting across lanes and similar offences on the roads of the Capital, the Delhi Traffic Police has inducted 11 new mobile day & night speed enforcement system vehicles for prosecuting violators.

Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi flagged off a fleet of the vehicles on Wednesday.

Allocated to all 11 districts
These have been allocated to all the 11 traffic districts and will be deployed on the vulnerable, speed-prone stretches of Delhi such as Ring Road, Outer Ring Road, Central Spine Road near IGIA, NH-8, Ring Road near R.K. Puram, Lodhi Road, DND Flyover, Road No. 56, Saleem Garh Bypass, NH-24, NH-1 (GTK) & NH-10 Rohtak Road.
Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...cle6703733.ece

Have a safe driving during nights also!

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Delhi has now the dubious distinction of getting the smart traffic lights which will control the traffic based on the traffic volume and not on time. Onnyx the provider which maintains Delhi's traffic light system has installed smart traffic system at a prominent junction at Luyten's specifically at junction of k G Marg and Ferozeshah road. The system has been operational for the past 3 months and is running successfully. If confirmed then the entire traffic system infrastructure in Delhi would be revamped to accommodate the smart traffic system.

The system replicates the human intelligence, but instead of a traffic policeman, "we want the system to do the job".

"As per this intelligent traffic system, at any given junction, a system of CCTV cameras will gather footage of traffic inflow and the change in the colour of the traffic light would be based on actual volume of traffic and volume of pedestrian traffic, and not timer-based," Kaushik said.

"It is what manually a traffic policeman does. It will allow vehicles to pass in the street as long as there is traffic on it, and then after clearing it, he switches to the other street at the junction,
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@mukeshgoel; Someone must be crazy to drive fast in zero visibility. Let me add in the UK only about 10% of the traffic cameras are actually having a camera in them. The rest are just empty boxes.
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