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Trafficop: m-development for safer streets
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To maintain traffic discipline, the Pune police have launched Trafficop - an m-development project that enables on-the-spot recording of traffic violations and maintaining of past offences committed by commuters.

Trafficop is a software application installed on a Blackberry mobile device that stores individual vehicle and license data. Traffic officers can enter the vehicle and license details of the offenders on the device and in real time, see the offender's past history to issue a penalty accordingly.

Each offence acts as a red mark on a report card creating a sense of fear and respect for traffic law amongst citizens. For authorities, readily available data helps them to carry out their duties efficiently. The initiative thus far has succeeded in registering 8.36 lakh offences, suspending 2400 licences, identifying 950 regular offenders, and tracing 200 stolen vehicles.

Higher authorities can monitor the system through a web interface where they can use the data regarding number, type and location of offences to determine traffic patterns and future plans of action.

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