Thrissur police develops device to aid visually challenged read traffic signals  

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Traffic signal device developed by the Thrissur police | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thrissur: The Thrissur city police have come up with innovative measures to aid the visually challenged in reading traffic signals. In a first in Kerala, a device that will enable the visually challenged to understand traffic signals by means of touch, has been installed at Naikkanal Junction, Thrissur.

The device, designed by Traffic SI Binan, consists of a rotating top connected to the signal system. When the signal turns red, the top of the device will rotate and make a sound alerting pedestrians. On touching the device, one can identify when to cross the road safely.

Currently, four such devices have been installed near Shoranur road in Naikkanal. The initiative is the brainchild of city police commissioner Ankit Ashok and the devices were manufactured by SI Boby Chandy of police academy.

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