Police recover fine of Rs 57,000; Helmet, seat belt compulsion drive
The traffic police branch have act against 115 two-wheelers and recovered a fine of Rs. 57,500 from them on the first day of helmet and seat belt compulsion drive on Tuesday. Considering preparations for the upcoming Ganesh festival, police set up entry points at a few places in the city. As a result, the figures are low than usual, the traffic branch made it clear.
Though the number of accidental deaths has been reduced this year, a large number of youth and minors are violating the traffic rules. On the backdrop of this, city police have undertaken a special drive. Direct action will be taken against those drivers who fail to wear a helmet and seat belt. Two-wheeler riders are losing their lives after the violation of the traffic rules.
A total of 316 accidents took place from January to July this year and 98 drivers lost their lives. Though the number of accidental deaths has been reduced this year, this figure is needed to come down to zero. Taking this into account, the drive has been undertaken.
The action on Tuesday was limited to unit I to IV and a few police stations. The squad of unit IV registered highest 41 cases. This action will continue, the traffic police clarified.