New Delhi, Aug. 19 -- Drones may soon be deployed to keep an eye on the menace of rash driving, lane change, over speeding and other traffic violations, particularly on the expressways, to minimise accidents.

The auto-pilot drones loaded with a geographic positioning system (GPS) and a powerful camera can provide real-time pictures for better surveillance. The Road Transport Ministry may use this technology first on Delhi-Meerut Expressway and Delhi Vadodara Expressway on a prototype basis.

If the experiment is successful, drones will be deployed for traffic supervision on other important national highways to enforce road discipline.

A senior road transport official said while the use of CCTVs has somewhat controlled rash driving and h...