Now, in addition to other offences, driving a car with an external rear view mirror folded or broken is attracting a fine of 2500. Fines are also being recovered from two-wheel er riders who ride without rear view mirrors. According to the available data, a total of 193 motorists have been penalised for driving without mirrors between January 1 to June 30.
“The provision of a fine of 200 for driving without
side mirrors was there ear lier too. But new rules have increased to 2500.
The traffic department has recovered a fine of 296,500 in the last six months,” sources informed. Senior traffic department officials said the motorists will be fined 2500 for the first violation.
For the second violation, the fine goes up three times to 1,500.
Deputy commissioner of police (Traffic), Sarang Awad said “Youngster remove side mirrors from their vehicles. These mirrors help in seeing the back side of the road and vehicles approaching from behind while driving. Taking a sudden turn without seeing the vehicles behind you often results in accidents. Such accidents can be pre vented.”