Traffic offenders can be booked in jiffy

Blackberry makes cops high-tech
Last Updated 14 June 2012, 18:04 IST

Thursday (June 14) was a red-letter day in the history of city police. The traffic wing was equipped with Blackberry cellphones, that makes the job of booking traffic offenders further easy.

Police commissioner K L Sudheer launched Blackberry assisted traffic programme at a low-key ceremony organised at the north gate of Mysore Palace.

A total of 18 cellphones, embedded with a software developed by Teli Brahma Company, and bluetooth enabled rugged printers were issued to equal number of police personnel in the cadres of assistant sub-inspector to inspector.

The device is fed with nearly 80 types of offences pertaining to two-wheeler, three-wheeler, four-wheeler and multiple wheels.

With the addition of new technology, the traffic wing has become paperless when it comes to imposing fine on the spot.

Till now, all the process was manual.

How it works?

The moment a vehicle is stopped for violation/s, the name of the owner and also the rider, type of vehicle, registration number and also the offence and the fixed fine amount (with some of the data already available), place of occurrence, police limits among other details is fed. Most importantly, in case of any previous violations, the data flashes.

A printed chalan comes out with police copy and offender copy. As many as 400 receipts can be issued from one printer. Both cellphone and printer is handy and is strapped on to the waist of the policemen.

Centralised server

Explaining about the process, police commissioner said Mysore became the second city after Bangalore to enforce Blackberry assisted programme.

While 750 cellphones released in the first phase are already being used by Bangalore police, 250 released in the second phase covers Mysore among other cities.

Before going ahead with the implementation, select men were trained for a period of three days in the month of May. The data is stored in centralised server and the police in other districts too can get the details at their hand.

Also for communication

Not only for booking offenders, the cellphone can also be used for communication like any other mobile phones.

DCP (law and order) Basavaraj Y Malagathi, DCP (CAR) M N Prabhashankar, ACP (traffic) Shankaregowda and others were present.

(Published 14 June 2012, 18:04 IST)

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