A special women traffic squad as well as smart traffic patrol scooters were launched at a function by Police Commissioner A. K. Viswanathan at the Marina beach. These smart traffic patrol scooters are two- wheeled, self balancing, personal transporters.
They will be used on the Marina beach and the Besant Nagar beach on the service roads and pavements. Each vehicle has a speaker, a siren and boxes to hold the belongings of the police personnel. These squads are aimed to handle women traffic violaters. It has been launched in four districts. Each squad will comprise of a Sub- Inspector and four constables. There is a proposal to add 10 more such vehicles to the squad.