Speed Cameras: Rs 36 million of fines in six months
16 June 2011
Around Rs 36 million. This was pocketed the state from January 1 to June 14 this year for offenses of speeding on the M1.Particularly between straw and Camp Chapelon, where the radars installed to detect speeding were more efficient.
13 045 drivers were pinned to the offense on the highway at straws over this period. A Camp Chapelon, 4062 fines were imposed on motorists.
Since the installation of two Speed Cameras to these two specific locations, an average of 80 citations were issued daily, according to statistics. The fine shall be of Rs 2000 each time a motorist is pinned for speeding.
However, since these control cameras were installed December 6, 2010, police noted that there was no major accident causing loss of life listed in straw and Camp Chapelon.
Only minor accidents were reported. Only for the period from December 6 to 31, 2481 tickets were issued at Camp Chapelon and 4679 at straws.
Motorists in other places have better watch out because the police came to notify the government of the need for 15 new radar control. The request was approved by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Transport within view of the encouraging results obtained by both Speed Cameras.
The appropriate Minister Anil Bachoo has also raised the issue during the last phase of the work of the National Assembly, Tuesday, following a parliamentary question from MP Steve Obeegadoo on different work currently underway on the motorway and other places.
From January to March, the police force, through its various units, has carried out checks on 88,229 vehicles. The number of index crimes amounted to 22,343. The tickets issued through the Hand held laser guns totaled 652.Forty-four people were killed on our roads from January to April 36 against the corresponding period in 2010.Drivers of motorcycles were the most involved in accidents during this period. They pranced, with a rate of 36%, leads the hit parade of wounded.
The trend was reversed this year. 36.4% of the injured passengers listed are for the period concerned. The number of drivers involved in road accidents fell by 13.1% (January-April 2010) to 9.1% (January-April 2011). The number of fatal accidents also decreased by 13% during the same period this year.
To further reduce the number of accidents, the government intends to introduce soon the penalty point. In case of violation of traffic regulations, drivers will have their points lower on the driver's license. They will not be able to drive again in case of repeated offenses.