Driving license suspended for 3 months for helmetless riders in Bengaluru
The Transport Department in Bengaluru continues its campaign to promote awareness of the importance of wearing helmets. It has suspended the driving licence of 360 riders who did not wear helmets. The suspension is for 3 months. The Motor Vehicles Act mandates a fine of Rs.1,000 for riding without a helmet and suspension of driving licence for 3 months. The drive in Bengaluru was conducted in 12 places in the city.
Chandigarh now ready for on-the-spot challan payment
All people who get challaned for traffic offences in this city will not have to visit the Traffic Lines, Sector 29, for paying their fines and the payment will be collected by the traffic cops immediately. This will in turn reduce rush at the Traffic Lines. This was also save a lot of save people from standing in long queues for making their payments. This new concept also means that people will not be rushing into hall to make payments and this will maintain social distancing. The traffic police will now be equipped with e-challaning machines. These will now produce the history of the challans pertaining to the vehicles which have been caught and it will also come with the payment status of the fine.
One police officer had said that the payment of the fine for traffic violations on the spot will be a cashless one as these fines will have to be paid with using the offenders debit card or the person’s credit card. The official had also added that the cops will require documents of the person only if the violator cannot make payment of the fine immediately. The police in the city are now ready to launch their e-payment of fine for a traffic violation information slip (TVIS). The TVIS will be issued after the violation has been caught on the CCTV camera or if the pictures of the traffic violations have been sent to the police by the residents via social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter. These fines for all non-compoundable offences like speeding, drunken driving, driving while talking on mobile phone, red light jumping and will not be accepted on the spot. This is because the driving licence will need to be suspended.
Driving courses for people whose driving licence
The UT traffic police has said that they will give driving courses for people whose driving licence (DL) have gotten suspended for different violations.
DGP Sanjay Baniwal had said that this course will be held at Children Traffic Park for those whose DL have been suspended or revoked by the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA). The traffic police had also recommend the suspension of all DLs for offences like speeding, drunken driving, using the mobile phone while driving and red light jumping.
Rs.13 lakh recovered from traffic violators in April
Shillong Traffic Police have recovered a whopping amount of Rs.13,31,730 as fines during the month of April 2018. The amount is twice the amount recovered in the preceding month under provisions of the Motor Vehicle(s) Act. B.J Laloo, the Superintendent of Police (Traffic) stated that in the month 509 persons were fined for wrong parking, 172 were fined for ‘No Entry’ violations, and 559 persons for driving without wearing the seatbelt. He informed that the driving license of 42 persons was impounded for driving under the influence of alcohol (Drunken Driving). Apart from the above mentioned, 19 persons were fined for permit violation, 49 persons for driving without a helmet and 239 persons were fined for driving without a driving license.
Strict implementation of traffic rules to resume from April 15
Police are to resume strict implementation of traffic rules in Vadodara from April 15. As part of that, CCTVs installed at several crossroads in the city will be used to monitor the commuters. The drive was stopped ahead of the assembly elections after commuters protested the move. Manoj Sashidhar, the city police commissioner stated that the decision to resume the drive was taken at the highest level in the government. He added that they were spreading awareness about the drive in a bid to allow people enough time to prepare themselves and do the needful as in buying helmets, wearing seatbeats while driving etc. Amita Vanani, ACP(traffic) informed that the entire system shall remain the same and to begin with they will concentrate only on the main roads where the traffic flow is heavy. Unlike last time, this time a commuter will be fined only once in a day. Repeated offenders will be penalized for the first three times and if caught violating traffic rules for the fourth time, their driving license would be cancelled.
Traffic violators booked in Tamil Nadu for various offences
The traffic police officials in Tamil Nadu have booked cases against more than 1,000 offenders for violating various road traffic rules across the state in the month of February.
The total fine amount that has been collected from all these violators adds up to Rs.1.82 lakh. The offences include 46 cases for drink and drive, 16 cases for driving without a licence, 193 cases for driving without the helmet, 25 cases for taking more than two pillions on a two-wheeler and 77 cases for not having an insurance policy. There were also other related traffic violations for which around 338 cases were registered by the traffic police officials.
Apart from this 58 people were booked for using their mobile phone while driving and 188 cases were registered for transporting people using commercial vehicles.
Though the authorities have taken a number of measures to create awareness about road traffic rules, offences still continue to rise. The reason given for accidents on the roads include not following road traffic rules including jumping signals and being careless while driving.
Apart from this, construction work is taking place on Perundurai Road, Brough Road and EVN Road. There might be a possibility of traffic jams oor congestion in these areas.
You Can Now Win Cash Rewards By Following Traffic Rules
To control the traffic situation in the city, The Hyderabad Traffic Police Department announced that they will give cash rewards to people who obey traffic rules diligently. V. Ravinder, Joint Commissioner of Hyderabad Traffic Police proposed this idea. The rule will be implemented shortly as the department is still figuring out the amount of card prize that can be given and the driver selection process.
V. Ravinder stated that the selection process will be like a lucky draw as there is no other way they can impartially choose the driver who receives the cash prize. The traffic police are planning to use the database of Road Transport Authority to select winners under this plan.
Nagur Traffic Police Will Now Launch A New Drive To Reduce Underage Driving
In one of their initiative to curb ubderage driving, the Nagpur Traffic Police is launching a three-day campaign that focuses on taking action against the parents of the undergae drivers who are caught violating the traffic rules.
Save LIFE Foundation, a road safety advocacy group, in their recent survey figured out that almost 56% of people on Nagpur did not get their driving licence by giving the test.
Jayesh Bhandarkar, Senior Traffic Police Inspector, stated that if a child below 18 years of age is caught violating the traffic rules without a valid licence, the parents will be punished.
He further stated that they are going to check areas around the city schools and find out underage children driving on roads. They will also call the parents on spot if the child does not have a driving licence.
18 August 2017
More than 200 DTC drivers challaned in Delhi
The traffic police department issued challans to over 200 Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) drivers in the national capital.
Supposedly, the traffic department went with this because the drivers weren’t stopping the buses in their designated stops. This event came about when the transport department organised a special drive to curb the instances of traffic violations.As reports suggest, the drive began on the 4th July when over 80 personnel were deployed in over 20 locations to make sure bus drivers parked in the designated bus stop. Official incharge of the operation said that the department attempted to educate the drivers for a week after which the rule breakers were issued the challans.
18 August 2017
Increasing number of traffic offenses are shocking officials
The traffic law enforcement officials have detected an increase in the total number of traffic offenses for 2016-2017 compared to the past few years. From overloading of children in school buses to defective commercial vehicles, drunken driving, road accidents, etc. have increased significantly and forcing the traffic law enforcement officials to under the spike in the graph. Additionally, thousands of Driving Licences have been suspended while hundreds of them have been canceled in few of the major states.
18 July 2017
Hyderabad to introduce penalty points for traffic offenders
Hyderabad Transport Police have come up with a novel way of curbing traffic offenses in the growing city. Supposedly, the department is all set to start with a penalty points system where a certain number of points will be awarded to traffic offenders.
The system will also include a rule wherein repeat offenders would have their licenses suspended if they began to break the law constantly.
A source said that offences will be rated anywhere between 1 - 5 points and once if a person hits 12 points. They may lose their license for at least a year. Besides, if they commit repeat offences and rack up 12 points upon reinstatement of the license, they would be barred from driving/riding for over 3 years.
10 July 2017