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Dec 4, 2009

Helmet must from 10th dec !!

City Police Commissioner P. Sivanandi has said that the police will start cracking the whip against riding two-wheelers without helmets, driving cars without fastening seat belts and talking on mobile phones while driving.Beginning Friday police personnel would be asked to advise motorists on the need to wear helmet, fasten seat belts. But from December 10, motorists who violate these rules would be fined. Talking to mobile phones using hands free kit while driving is also punishable, he said.

Accident rate has declined in the city. Fatal accidents had come down from 295 to 237 this year when compared to the previous year.Similarly non-fatal accident rates had come down from 1,082 to 750 this year.

The average accident rate a month had come down to 18 from 25 to 30. Of the 24 deaths in September, 12 were two-wheeler riders without helmet and in October nine two-wheeler riders killed were without helmets. Hence was the decision to enforce the rule. From December 10, the changes in six lane traffic system would be enforced. Next to the centre median, the first lane would be for two-wheelers and the second lane would be for cars and the third lane would be for buses as it was suggested or pointed out by road users.

Bus stops

Five bus stops that were located at wrong places causing set back to the flow of traffic had been shifted and the work for installation of surveillance cameras had begun, Mr. Sivanandi said.

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