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Old 15th October 2013, 17:37   #76
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Everyone was sticking to 70 KM/H and the drive was much peaceful.
Except the KSRTC buses. I am wondering when these killer buses will come under the radar. A couple of week back I had to take a KSRTC Express from TVM to KTM and all the time the driver was extremely rash. Overtaking on right handers without a thought, speeding over bumps, sudden maneuvers and braking and the least of the lot, over-speeding. Just because the Express bus had a superb suspension setup, the scare and was not extreme. All this nonsense, only to get broke down at Chengannur; thus alighted another Fast Passenger which was equally scary.
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For avoiding the traffic and pot holes along NH 47, many people took the the MC road from Changanassery to reduce the travel time from Vyttila to TVM. The humps were the initial obstacle for a smooth drive. Now the cameras force driving speeds below 70 kmph. That is acceptable. But it is time the authorities took steps to now remove the humps which are not the professional means to ensure speed limits.
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Not too sure if this is appropriate here, but - today's Malayala Manorama has an article about the camera implementation in Kerala (NH 47 & 17):


- They have 160 cameras installed already, the process for another 60 is ongoing
- The offenses currently being detected are overspeeding and signal jumping [1]
- The process is fully automated - the vehicle owner gets a violation notice by post.
- Fine: Rs. 400 for overspeeding, Rs. 1000 for signal jumping.
- If you don't pay the fine within 15 days, it goes up.

These additional offenses will come under the ambit of this project:

- Heavy vehicles in right lane
- Helmet, seatbelt offenses
- Mobile usage while driving
- Illegal number plates
- Stolen vehicles, vehicles involved in crimes

After second offense of a similar nature, registration or license of driver (or both) could be cancelled.

Overall, this is a fairly ambitious project from Rishiraj Singh, the IPS officer who is currently the transport commissioner in Kerala. He comes across as a no-nonsense, incorruptible but humane bureaucrat (impression from TV interviews). I can only hope this project doesn't suffer from political interference (already there are noises) and actually achieve in cleansing the roads of Kerala.

How they plan to deal with out-of-state vehicles is not clear.

[1] Not sure how a still photograph is evidence of speeding. Or how a camera facing the vehicle can also monitor the aspect of a signal (which also faces the same direction).
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