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.
21 May 2018
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.
6 April 2018
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.
7 March 2018
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.
19 January 2018
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
Panchkula traffic police issues 57 challans to curb underage driving
In a campaign to check underage driving, traffic police in Panchkula have issued more than 57 challans to underage drivers in the last 10 days. This campaign is scheduled to go on till May 31.
The traffic cops had arranged nakas near major schools and around areas like Mauli Jagran, Majri Chowk, and Sector 2 among others to stop children under the age of 18 from driving. During the campaign, the police confiscated 12 vehicles that were being driven by minors without any valid paper of the vehicle while five others were issued challans for not possessing a driving licence. Traffic police reported that challans were issued not only to the minors but to their parents also to stop them from handing their vehicles to their wards.
Traffic police is receiving positive results from parents from penalizing the minors for driving. Suresh Kumar, traffic inspector and SHO, said that they used to summon the parents of the minors who have been penalized and counselled them about the dangers of driving by a minor. The parents are happy about this campaign and most of the children who were issued a challan have started using the public transport.
5 June 2017
Traffic violators will have to pay hefty fines from now on
According to reports coming out of Nashik, it is being said that traffic violators will be paying hefty penalties once the new law comes into effect.
With the new rule, those who flout traffic rules will risk losing their license for a period of three months. And if the offenders repeat their mistakes their license will be cancelled permanently without any chance for reapplication.
This decision was arrived upon by the Traffic Police Department and the Regional Transport Office (RTO) in the city, who have joined hands to make this happen.
List of offences include jumping signals, driving under the influence of alcohol, using mobile while driving, and rash driving, all of which will incur suspension of driving permits.The department came up with this plan to curb the number of offenses and also to tighten the violation rule which was only limited to collecting fines.
04 April 2017