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SRINAGAR — In order to curb high-speed driving of vehicles, Traffic Police Srinagar on Monday said they have received a few ‘speed radar guns’ – a specialized device to assess the speed of moving vehicles.

As per the news agency KNO, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) for City Traffic, Muzaffar Ahmad Shah while speaking to the media at his office said they were short of the equipment to measure the speed of moving vehicles, and now they have received an inventory of a few ‘speed radar guns’.

“We would be using the speed radar guns, which would assist us in detecting the people who drive erratically and at high speeds,” he said, adding that in the coming months, the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) is going to be activated. The installation of multiple cameras will automatically detect and minimize traffic violations, he added.

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Talking about Sunday’s Parimpora incident in which a group of boys riding two-wheelers was seen allegedly harassing a family and said to be involved in stunt biking, the SSP said, “There was a swift action by the Parimpora Police Station, and the action will serve as an indication to those who are involved in these kinds of acts. Law is very clear about it and nobody can escape.”

Shah said the initiative on underage driving and rash driving was taken last year but the effort can only be successful if parents cooperate. He urged parents to not allow minors to drive either four-wheelers or two-wheelers, and those who do so should make sure their children have all the required paperwork, including a driver’s license, and that they are wearing helmets when riding two-wheelers.

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It is pertinent to mention that a purported video went viral on social media on Sunday evening wherein a family travelling in a car was seeking help while a group of youth on two-wheelers was seen chasing them in the Parimpora area of Srinagar and kicking their car. Following the incident, arrests were made by police during midnight raids.

“Police took cognizance of a video wherein a group of youths on bikes are seen harassing and attacking a family on road. Midnight raids were conducted by teams led by SDPO West & SHO Parimpora,” Srinagar Police said in a tweet, adding that an FIR was registered in Parimpora Police Station and all nine accused were arrested and four bikes were seized.

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