No more warnings for speeding, traffic defaulters will directly go to MVD’s blacklist


The defaulters were usually made to pay fines when they arrived at the office for services in the RTO office or insurance renewal. But with the new arrangement, the site will show the amount of fine the defaulter has to pay.

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) will ‘blacklist’ the vehicles that err the speed limit. The software of MVD's Automated Enforcement Camera system has been changed. This was done as a part of linking the cameras on National Highways to the Vahan site. At present, the officers in Ernakulam and Kozhikode Enforcement control station are doing this. They will add the details of the traffic defaulter’s vehicle to the blacklist on the Vahan site while filling in the challan for levying a fine.

Once blacklisted, services including registration renewal, ownership transfer, address change, and pollution certificate will be denied.

When the linking is completed, this system will run completely automatic. Once the traffic defaulter pays the fine, the name will be removed from the list. Earlier, names were not included in the blacklist directly. The defaulters were usually made to pay fines when they arrived for services in the RTO office or insurance renewal. But with the new arrangement, the site will show the amount of fine the defaulter has to pay.

Most of the time, people travelling between borders come to know about the fine while trying to take the permit to cross the border. The notice for fine is being issued through postal at present. The automatic messaging system is not currently available as Vahan software and camera are not linked so far.

Passengers without helmets will be detected using AI cameras. The camera installation is progressing in the state. Testing of the cameras was done in Thiruvananthapuram. AI cameras will capture clearer and sharper images.

MVD had earlier finalised the locations where the AI cameras would be installed. Keltron is handling the technical side of the AI camera installation. Thiruvananthapuram Central Server controls the system. The details collected will be transferred to the respective districts.

Enforcement Department said that the cameras will be installed at 51 locations in Kannur and 44 locations in Kasaragod.

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