A pursuit to enforce traffic rules in city, the Traffic Police have challaned whopping 13,068 vehicle users across the city in a fortnight. According to the official source, maximum 2,550 motorists were fined for riding two-wheeler without helmet, followed by 1,932 for signal jumping, 1,346 for rash driving, 803 for black films, 488 for using mobile phone, 244 for triple seat bike riding and 3,721 challaned for other traffic rule violations. The traffic police issued fine of Rs 1,200 for signal jumping, Rs 500 for without helmet bike riding, Rs 200 for triple seat bike riding, Rs 1,000 for rash driving, Rs 200 for installing black film and Rs 1,200 for using mobile phone while driving/riding vehicle.
After this drive, maximum two-wheeler riders were seen wearing helmets in city. As per the Section 129 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, every two-wheeler rider should wear protective headgear of standards of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The police are also trying the crush the menace of signal jumping by deploying more number of police personnel at busy squares. The traffic police have issued fine to whopping 1,984 motorists for displaying their registration number in violation with prescribed norms of Central Motor Vehicle Rules. As per the provisions of Motor Vehicle Act 1988, nothing can be displayed on the number plate other than the registration number. Of these 1,984 motorists, many of them were using Devnagari script on the number plate.