January 31, 2019
Coimbatore : The city police has so far received nearly 1,000 photographs of traffic violations through its new app Police-E-eye, launched on January seven, a top police official said Thursday.
The Android mobile app can be used by the public to report any traffic violations like not wearing helmets, signal jumping, overloading, to the police, who in turn issue electronic challans based on the vehicle numbers and the violators will have to pay fine.
Speaking as the Chief Guest at the Road Safety Convention 2019 organised by Honda Motorcycle and Scooter Ltd along with police department, the City police Commissioner, Sumit Sharan appealed to the public to utilise the app so that traffic violations can be reduced and also the fatal road accidents.
Stating that about 5,000 persons have downloaded the app in nearly 25 days and over 1,000 traffic violation photographs received, realising a fine of over Rs two lakh, he said that only one person failed to pay the fine and was sent to the court to pay the fine
This is the best example of having transparency through technology, he said adding that the fatal accidents have considerably decreased by 47 per cent in the city, the highest ever in any cities of the country, due to vigil and measures taken by the department.
About 400 school principals participated in the convention, who were given a comprehensive presentation by Honda officials on the importance of road safety education for school children, in the presence of company VIce-President-Brand and Communications, Prabhu Nagaraj.