NEW DELHI: After a series of fatal accidents due to overspeeding in the city, Delhi Police is now mulling ways to jail those who drive their vehicles above the prescribed speed limit.
“We will propose that those who drive at speeds which are excessive should be detained and their driving licences seized and suspended, based on photographic evidence by the courts, apart from fines etc. “Over speeding also has jail terms as well. We will take up with the court that in excessive cases jail terms be given,” Satyendra Garg, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said.
In several cases of drunken driving, drivers were sent to jail. Last year, a total of 18073 motorists were prosecuted for drunken driving of which 2,960 were given jail terms and 2,212 driving licenses were suspended.
Garg also said city would soon have sophisticated cameras to check overspeeding.
“We have been, ever since mindless cases of people driving at 150 km and above, have come to notice, looking for devices which can check over speeding particularly in night.
“Yesterday I had a look at a system on ground which was beautifully taking photos of vehicle, number plate and the driver even at 100 plus speed in night with details of speed at which vehicle was driven. Soon the capital should have these cameras and we can rein in devils at wheels who over speed and are dangers to themselves and to others,” he said.