Thiruvananthapuram: The Transport Minister, Antony Raju, announced that seat belts will be made mandatory for all types of heavy vehicles in the state starting in September. In addition, he mentioned that 692 AI cameras are operational in the state as of June 5.
The minister also stated that there have been 3,52,730 instances of law violations reported as of June 8th, with 10,457 individuals receiving notices as a result. The violations captured by the cameras include 6,153 cases of individuals riding two-wheelers without helmets, 789 cases of front-seat passengers failing to wear seat belts (excluding the driver in the front seat), and two cases of speeding. Among the 56 VIPs recorded by the cameras, only ten have been issued notices.
The minister emphasised that the implementation of AI cameras has led to a decrease in law violations. He also highlighted the fact that the state witnesses an average of 12 fatalities per day due to road accidents, and 28 people have died in the last four days.