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Using Facebook to Catch Traffic Law Violators

The Delhi Traffic Police have started a Facebook page which has become immensely popular.

Delhi residents enthusiastically post photos there, photos of people on motorcycles without helmets, cars stopped in crosswalks, drivers on cell phones, drivers in the middle of illegal turns.

In two months, Delhi Traffic police have issued 665 tickets, tracking down violators by the license plate numbers caught in the photos.

The police are aware that people might use the site to settle old scores and that photos could be manipulated. However Delhi’s joint commissioner of traffic, Satyendra Garg says 'drivers can contest the tickets if they feel they were wrongly issued'.

He also says “We advise while you are driving not to take a photo of a fellow driver who is breaking traffic laws. Using a cell phone camera while driving is in itself a violation.”

5 comments:

Vinod_Sharma said...

I think it's a laudable effort to involve citizens in improving compliance of traffic rules. The best part is that there is no scope for paying a bribe and avoiding a challan. Needs to be implemented in all cities.

BK Chowla, said...

The only surprise for me in this venture is the non involvement of bribe.

R. Ramesh said...

bkc sir u visit chennai or dubai..i will prepare sambar 4 u myself and c that it does not fall into the sink hehe.serious..give it a thought..cheers:)

R. Ramesh said...

thanks bkc sir:)

Haddock said...

This is really a good idea.
One must be there in every city.

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