Thiruvananthapuram: In what could be said the biggest ever overhaul of its road safety, Kerala government will launch thorough vehicle inspection from August 5 to 31 across the state.
The move is aimed at bringing down rampant accidents and accident-deaths on the roads.
Giving no room for lax checking, authorities have catagorised and scheduled inspection of different aspects of safety on different dates.
The join inspection will monitor chronic bad behaviour including parking vehicles where there is a “No Parking’ sign is placed, and parking vehicles on both sides of roads with a median opening.
The license of drivers who are caught for over-speeding and drunk-driving would be suspended.
Strict action will be taken against drivers who rush disregarding pedestrians at zebra crossing.
Buses, both private and KSRTC, will face action if they do not stop right at bus bays.
The slew of other plans include removing hoardings and tree branches that obstruct drivers’ attention; also, PWD will repair damaged roads and drainages.
If you are driving, keep in mind specifics of inspection dates:
Seat belt and helmet: August 5-7
Illegal parking: August 8-10
Over-speeding: August 11-13
Driving under influence of alcohol and lane traffic: August 14-16
Use of mobile phone while driving: August 17-19
Violation of zebra crossing and signals: August 20-23
Overload and no speed governor: August 24-27
Cooling film, extra lights and music systems in contract carriages: August 28-31