Solar warning barricades installed across Hyderabad to reduce accidents
About 250 such barricades were installed throughout the city, and an order for another 250 has been placed by the Hyderabad traffic police
HYDERABAD: In a first, Hyderabad city police on Tuesday installed 'Solar Warning' light blinking uniform barricades in accident-prone areas throughout the city.
The Hyderabad Traffic Police identified "Accident Prone" zones with the intention of controlling traffic accidents after examining the locations of accidents and decided to implement "Speed Calming" measures to reduce the fatalities.
According to Hyderabad city police, a thorough investigation of the occurrence period was conducted by analysing road accident statistics, and it was discovered that most accidents occur during non-peak hours of traffic, particularly at night, and that the majority of collisions are caused by over-speeding.
The ordinary barricades installed by traffic police a year ago achieved the desired result, with fatalities falling from 121 to 97 between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. when compared to the last one year.
Hence, Hyderabad city traffic officers have now installed these "Solar Warning" barricades in a zig-zag pattern under proper lighting with signage indicating "GO SLOW" caution for better results.
Beginning on October 6, about 250 such barricades were installed throughout the city, and an order for another 250 has been placed by the Hyderabad traffic police.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner CV Anand, who supervised this programme, proposed that solar warning light blinking uniform roadblocks be installed in accident-prone locations to improve visibility.
A. R. Srinivas, Addl. CP, Crimes & SIT, and Incharge Hyderabad Traffic, Hyderabad, distributed barricades to all traffic police stations at TTI Goshamahal on Tuesday and instructed all traffic officers to ensure proper use of barricades to reduce road accidents.