February 15, 2019
Coimbatore : “Uyir” an NGO, with the mission of making the city an accident free society has decided to install modern traffic signals at junctions and roads, which are accident prone, so that lives are saved.
In the first phase the modern traffic signals will be installed at five junctions on the busy Avanashi Road, which will be inaugurated by State Municipal Administration Minister, S P Velumani tomorrow, Uyir Managing Trustee Dr S Rajasekaran told reporters Friday.
The NGO, launched by State chief Minister. Edappadi K. Palaniswami on November 27 last, had identified 130 accident prone locations, including fatal ones, of which 40 locations, where 45 per cent accidents occured on 10 main roads, will have such signals at a cost of rs.4.5 crore in a phased manner, he said.
The salient features of these cameras are capturing and recognition of number plates, Night vision light, Capturing the road rules violators and Controlling the speed, Vijaya Mohan, another trustee said.
One of the effective methods to control the Safety violators are to use latest technology dynamically and make every citizen know that they are under strong surveillance and cannot escape the Eagle eye of the Police Department, he said.
This CCTV Camera can work under less than LUX light in the night and the Number plate Recognition can capture the vehicle moving at high speed, another trustee, M Krishnan said.
As per information available, each year Coimbatore City alone has more than 350 deaths due to traffic accidents and many more nonfatal ones.
Over-speeding and lack of discipline in maintaining safe practices of driving were the main reasons for these traffic accidents to occur. If speed could be regulated and indiscipline in driving practices was curtailed, then the accidents could be reduced drastically, Krishnan said.