Friday, April 19, 2024

Motorway Police Introduces Anti-Sleep Device for Drivers

The National Highways & Motorway Police has launched an alarm-like system to prevent drivers from falling asleep at the steering wheel to curtail traffic accidents, and claims that it will considerably reduce the rate of motorway accidents.

The device has to be worn on their ears and has sensors that sets off an alarm when the head of a driver tilts forward due to drowsiness. The sound is a loud beep that goes off near the driver’s ears.

As mentioned by a motorway policeman who, in a video showed the use of the device, currently costs Rs. 750 but with the help of an anonymous donor, it will be made available for the public at Rs. 300.

The policeman also told the media that, in coordination with the traders’ associations and local administrations, the department will implement the device.

He added that to sell the device to the public, roadside stalls will be placed in each area.

The Department of Motorway Police has reported that most motorway accidents are caused by drivers who fall asleep while driving, causing hundreds of people to lose their lives on a daily basis.

It added that both drivers and passengers should wear the new devices to avoid such disasters.

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