Traffic police challaned 28,155 motorists in 2019

Traffic police challaned 28,155 motorists in 2019

Maximum challans (4,639) were issued for jumping red lights. file

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, February 28

As many as 28,155 challans were issued by the traffic police in 2019. The maximum challans (4,639) were issued for jumping red lights. A total of 2, 694 challans were issued for not wearing seat belt, 2,583 for not wearing helmet, 2,273 for triple riding and 1,892 were issued for driving without a licence.

Members of an NGO claimed that there had been many deaths in road mishaps because of rash and drunken driving, but the police issued only 74 challans for drunken driving and 14 challans for rash driving.

Underage driving is going unchecked in the city but the police have issued 174 challans for the violation. A traffic police official said underage drivers were intercepted but let off “on humanitarian grounds”. He added that not only the police, but parents too were responsible for giving vehicles to children. Parents, however, said they gave their children vehicles for their “better future”. In their bid to reach tuition class on time, children speed up their vehicles, ignoring their safety, parents said.

The police issued 198 challans for pressure horns in vehicles, 99 challans for the overloading and 101 challans were to school vehicle owners.

As many as 1,240 challans were issued for violating pollution rules in the district and 1,221 challans were issued for parking violations in the city.

Dr Nanak Singh, SSP, said community participation and awareness about the traffic rules were must for a permanent solution to the traffic problems in the district. “Many lives can be saved by following the traffic rules. We are making efforts to ensure that no violator is spared,” he said.

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