Chandigarh traffic police, promoting road safety, traffic safety, India road signs & rules, safe responsible driving, first aid India.
 
ROAD SAFETY & ENFORCEMENT GADGETS
Interceptors
In order to give more teeth to its enforcement efforts the traffic police has inducted seven (7) state-of-the-art interceptor gypsies. Traffic Policemen in these vehicles are equipped with Sony Handycams (for spot videography), Falcon speed radars, Alco sensors (to check drunken driving), lux meters (to check light transmission of window films), first-aid kits, digital cameras, reflective cones and blinkers for night checking and Public Address systems.


 
Autopounds
Chandigarh has the highest per capita vehicle ownership in the country and the traffic police has to grapple with the parking problems emanating from the same. Campaigns to combat wrong parking focus on keeping the circulation space within parking lots free of parked vehicles, on segregating two-wheelers from four-wheelers to optimize the utilization of parking space, on proper utilization of underground parking lots, on towing vehicles parked in an obstructive fashion and on using innovative enforcement tools like 'wrong parking sticker challans.

The traffic police has recently established an Autopound each in Sector 17 & 34 - the two commercial hubs of the city. This has facilitated easy towing of vehicles as most areas that are being monitored for wrong parking are located in and around these 2 sectors. The convenient location of the auto pound also makes it easier for the people to get their vehicles released after payment of compounding fee and towing charges applicable.


 
Flashers
The traffic police uses flashers for warning motorists about approaching traffic hazards. The flashers are especially useful at the time of late hour speed naka checking to warn the approaching motorists about the barriers deployed for slowing down vehicles.


 
Reflective jackets
The traffic police uses 200 special reflective jackets for late hour traffic regulation and naka checking. This increases visibility of the traffic staff and thus makes it safer for them to man the roads.


 
Road Safety Cones
The traffic police utilizes 50 PVC traffic cones with reflective sleeves to earmark parking enclosures or to warn traffic about hazardous spots. The cones are also utilzed for guiding traffic during late hour naka checking.


 
LED Light Batons
The traffic police is equipped with 200 LED Light traffic control batons that have high visibility and are useful for directing traffic at night and during late evening hours.The baton has a weather resistant body made of ABS high-impact plastic and the tube is made of PC transparent material. The baton also makes the traffic cop more visible to motorists thus increasing his safety.


 
Alcosensors
The traffic police is equipped with 11 alcosensor devices for testing the Blood Alcohol concentration levels of drivers on the basis of their breath samples. The traffic police uses the 'Alco-Sensor IV' model manufactured by the U.S. based - Intoximeters Incorporated. Alcosensor IV is an automated handheld breath alcohol instrument. It offers a simple, accurate and economical method of determining a subject's breath/blood alcohol level.
 
Digital Still Cameras
The traffic police is equipped with 5 digital still cameras for recording photographic evidence of traffic violations. The 3.2 megapixel Kodak cx7300 camera is easy to use and the photographs that are clicked are transferred to the computer hard discs on a daily basis.


 
Handycams
The traffic police is equipped with 5 state-of-the-art high megapixel Sony Handycams complete with extra infolithium rechargeable batteries, 20 times zoom, night shot capability, memory stick and digital still camera facility. The Handycams are deployed with the interceptor vehicles and are used for recording videographic evidence of traffic violations and episodes of unruly conduct by the offenders at the time of challaning.


Lux Meters
The traffic police has inducted 5 handy light meters/lux meters to measure the light transmission of window glasses of cars. The German made MASTECH Ms-6610 is a digital lux meter capable of measuring light of intensity varying from 1 to 5 lakh lux. The device uses a simple photodetector and has a measuring accuracy of +/- 5%. The traffic police has also verified the accuracy by using comparison samples prepared with the help of CSIO, Chandigarh.
Speed Radars
The traffic police uses state-of-the-art 'Falcon' Speed Radars manufactured by Kustom Signals, Inc. of U.S.A. The handy radar has a sturdy cast aluminium housing and is lightweight and easy to operate. The traffic police uses the main interceptor vehicle battery to power the radar for long periods. The traffic police is in the process of acquiring 2 Giant LCD Display panels that shall display the speed of vehicles on a screen visible till 200 yards for greater transparency. The Giant displays shall be also used for educating motorists and make them aware about their speed violations.