Coimbatore Police to use body-worn cameras during vehicle checks4th September 2019
Body-worn cameras sponsored by ‘Uyir’, a people’s initiative against road traffic accidents, will be used while enforcing the amended motor vehicle rules, according to police.
This will ensure that the compliance of the rules and levying of hefty fines are done in a transparent manner.
It was in July that Uyir handed over 70 cameras to the city police to be used primarily for traffic management and vehicle checks. The camera fixed on the uniform of the personnel can continuously record up to 8 hours. Deputy Commissioner of Police P. Perumal, (Crime- in charge of Traffic), said that the body-worn cameras would be highly useful while ensuring compliance of the new rules.
During vehicle checks, the camera would record the procedure including how the personnel checked the licence and documents, and compliance of wearing seat belt and use of helmet. It would also record the amount of penalty imposed on the violators for a particular offence.