Cheetahs will walk on Indian soil after over 70 years as eight of these felidae cats have been brought from Namibia and set free in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park. Not just in the woods of MP, Cheetahs landed in the witty video created and shared by the Delhi traffic police late on Saturday.
With a message against overspeeding, the Delhi traffic police posted a video on Twitter where a Cheetah, an animal known for its speed, can be seen running in a grassland.
“Remember, you are not a Cheetah,” the city’s traffic police captioned the video with hashtags “drive safe”, “road safety”.
The video, too, had a message against rash driving. It read: “Only speed we admire is Cheetah’s. If you overspeed, you might get a welcome at our police station!”
— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) September 17, 2022
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According to a statement n Saturday, the Delhi Traffic Police has changed the word “accident” to “crash” in its annual report on traffic safety, which was earlier titled “Road Accidents in Delhi.”
The Delhi Road Crash Report, 2021 was introduced on Friday by Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora. The crash was used for the report for the first time in this instance.
According to the statement, field officers examine crash sites for characteristics like slopes, embankments, road curves, road surface, line of sight visibility, angle of crossings, etc. that can cause collisions.
Then, it claimed, they submit suggestions for enhancing road construction and design through the traffic engineering cell.
These ideas can be short-term and have immediate results, like speed-reducing strategies, new road markings, the installation of cautionary and educational signs, adequate lighting at the location, and the installation of reflective devices (CAT eyes, road blinkers, thermoplastic road markings, reflective bollards, etc).
Other short-term actions taken by the field officers included nose protection, altering or changing traffic flow, and installing fencing on the side of the road or on a barrier, according to the report.
The research also identifies the long-term solutions to the location’s traffic-related issues (regulation and accidents).
(With PTI inputs)