Municipal police have observed that some motorists find the road to the beach and a few other stretches conducive to racing. Motorists are breaking speed standards on the roads, with some driving at speeds of up to 120 km/h. The authorized speed limit on city roads varies between 40 and 70 km/h.
Speaking to TOI, ADCP (traffic) Ch Adinarayana said that despite police warnings, some motorists are engaging in reckless and negligent driving and racing. “We caught 65 motorists for running errands in 2020 and the number increased to 287 in 2021. We deployed men in civilian clothes at strategic locations to catch young people who resort to reckless driving and racing and negligent,” he said.
Although many motorists are aware that speeding and reckless driving will lead to accidents, they still violate speed limits on the roads and engage in zigzags, dangerous driving and racing. Our teams have seized more than 20 bicycles and registered cases for racing and dangerous driving, Adinarayana added. “After 10 p.m., some young people in groups with high-end bikes engage in reckless and careless riding. I had a hard time with the dangerous runners when I was coming back from Bheemili,” said K Srinivasa Rededy, a resident of Vizag town.