Nashik: After it came to light that most accidental deaths in the city happen due to no use of helmet and on the backdrop of rising crime on roads, a special drive was conducted in the city to inspect vehicles as per orders of Police Commissioner Dr. Ravinder Kumar Singal.
Police inspected 30,000 vehicles and took action against 2,712 vehicles. They recovered fines of more than Rs. 8 lakh from them, informed DCP (traffic) Laxmikant Patil and ACP Ajay Deore.
Police officials and personnel from city traffic branch and police stations in the city took part in the drive. Mumbai Naka, Trimbak Naka, CBS, Mico Circle, ITI signal, Papaya nursery, Ambad, Pathardi Phata, Dwarka, Panchavati, Adgaon Naka, Chopada lawns, Gangapur Naka, Jehan Circle, Canada Corner, College Road, Mahatmanagar, Untwadi, Trimurti Chowk and Kamatwada areas were sealed. Action was taken against errant two-wheeler, four-wheeler drivers, breach of traffic rules, no documents, no helmet and transport of additional passengers. Action was taken against two-wheeler riders for not wearing helmet. Police asked those two-wheeler riders who did not wear helmet though they had it, write a sentence ‘helmet is for wearing’ 101 times.
Some vehicle riders took the message given through this drive seriously, whereas some neglected it. Two-wheeler riders at many places preferred to buy helmet instead of fine, whereas police at many places took ‘I will wear helmet’ in writing from two-wheeler riders thrice.
Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Dr. Ravinder Kumar Singal, DCP (crime) Vijaykumar Magar, DCP Madhuri Kangne (admin), DCP (circle II) Shrikrishna Kokate, all ACPs, senior police officials, traffic police department and police personnel of 13 police stations sealed boundary areas in the city. As many as 270 officials and police personnel took part in this drive.