BENGALURU: At least 50 road junctions in Bangalore will soon be equipped with artificial intelligence Red light violation detection (RLVD) cameras equipped to detect eight violations – seat belt, speeding, triple driving, one-way driving, using a cell phone, signal skipping, stopping or crossing stop lines and not wearing a helmet – in plus identify vehicles with pending fines.
Those cameras will consider those wearing “half helmets” (those that don’t offer full head protection) as helmetless, reports Santoshkumar RB.
Police said the cameras will be installed at 50 major junctions from August.
Co-Commissioner of Police (Traffic) BR Ravikanthe Gowda said RLVD cameras will be installed at 50 major junctions across the city from August and the same will be extended to all junctions in the city in coming.
Equipped with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, these cameras will help reduce the physical deployment of traffic officers at intersections, leaving them free to carry out traffic management tasks.
Stating that ANPR allows cameras to identify vehicles with pending fines, Gowda added: “RLVD cameras will not consider half helmets or cap-shaped helmets as helmets. Riders with these types of helmets will be automatically booked to not wear a helmet. the public should wear the ISI marked helmet not to avoid fines but for their safety.”
According to the department, traffic officers currently rely on control cameras installed at intersections to identify violators. Staff at Traffic Management Center can zoom and pan the camera and click photos of vehicles jumping traffic lights or crossing stop lines and book boxes.
The department has already carried out a pilot project to test the effectiveness of RLVD cameras. In this context, the department had installed RLVD cameras at Kodigehalli (near Hebbal), MG Road and Hosur Road for a short time.
During the trial period, the jurisdictional traffic police drove two-wheelers and four-wheeled vehicles at these junctions in violation of traffic rules to check whether the RLVD could detect the same. The results were positive, the department said, prompting it to make the decision to initially install the cameras at 50 intersections.
“We used two-wheelers and cars violating the one-way street, using mobile signals, jumping, riding without a helmet, and riding without a seatbelt. We noted the timings and the type of violation we intentionally committed to verify the authenticity of the camera. Later, we checked the data recorded and stored by the camera. It matched our notes perfectly,” a traffic officer said.
Full report: you.in