Kerala MVD's intervention, commuters to get alerts on overspeeding vehicles

Kerala Motor Vehicle Department has revised its GPS Vehicle Tracking System to enable features for alerting passengers if vehicles are overspeeding.

To tackle rash driving and overspeeding, the Kerala Motor Vehicle Department has modernised its GPS-based Vehicle Tracking System installed in all public transport vehicles in the state. Under the latest features, the passengers will be alerted if the vehicle crosses its speed limit.

Earlier, the GPS only alerted the drivers and sent an SMS to the owner of the vehicle if it crossed the maximum speed limit. However, it was found that drivers often ignore such warnings and continue rash driving. Under the new feature, the GPS will display the speed, route, and other details.

Following the Vadakkencherry bus accident that left several college students dead, the MVD beefed up its policies to avoid the overspeeding of vehicles.

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