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Only qualified drivers should drive to Yercaud, speed limit set at 30 kms/hr

Only qualified drivers should drive to Yercaud, speed limit set at 30 kms/hr

In response to a recent accident on the Yercaudghat road on Tuesday evening which claimed five lives, Salem Collector Dr.Brindadevi has issued an order imposing tighter regulations to enhance road safety. This includes limiting vehicle speed and ensuring compliance with driving rules, particularly in hilly areas where the risk of accidents is higher. 
Under the new directives, vehicles traversing the ghat road are now subject to a maximum speed limit of 30 km/h in hilly terrains. Motorists found exceeding this speed limit or violating any driving regulations are being rigorously monitored by law enforcement agencies. Strict punitive actions, including fines and penalties, are being enforced against offenders to deter further disregard for road safety protocols.
Moreover, with the onset of the summer season bringing an influx of tourists to Yercaud, special attention is being paid to ensuring the competency of drivers navigating the challenging Yercaud Hill Road. To this end, only experienced drivers are permitted to operate vehicles along this route. In a bid to enforce this restriction, authorities have initiated vehicle inspections at the Yercaud foot hill check post.
These inspections, conducted jointly by the police and local transport department officials, aim to assess the proficiency and fitness of drivers before allowing them to proceed on the Yercaud Hill Road. By vetting drivers for their competence, authorities hope to minimize the occurrence of accidents and enhance overall road safety standards in the region. Residents and visitors alike are urged to adhere strictly to these regulations to ensure a safer and more secure commuting experience on the ghat road.