Machine learning for rowdy roadies: Cops and tech to rein in traffic offenders

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Repeat offenders will be put through a simulation ride and will not be let off until they complete it without violations. Calling your ‘influential friends’ is not an option. So bewareHeard that Eagles classic song that goes, You can check out any time you like but you can never leave? Well that is what is going to happen to habitual traffic offenders at this new Traffic training School.
Tired of imposing fines on people who repeatedly jump signals, drive on pavements and commit many traffic offences despite being penalised, the Bangalore Traffic Police (BTP) has started this pilot project.
Repeat offenders will be put through a road simulator, which entails sitting on an apparatus that recreates the motions of a bike driving through a road. The rider will have to navigate the road, as displayed on a screen, with traffic, cows, speed breakers and errant drivers, while following all the traffic rules.
Habitual offenders think it is okay to commit such offences. This needs to be corrected— M Narayan, DCP Traffic East Division
Until he or she navigates the stretch with no offences and earns a certain amount of points, the rider cannot leave the simulation station.
The East Division …

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