The SAS Nagar traffic police collected rs 2.60 crore by issuing 49,009 challans in 2014.However, the lowest numbers of offences included vehicles used for commercial purposes, erroneous behaviour and overloaded trucks.
Drivers without helmets were on the top of the list of violators with the cops issuing 12,773 challan. As many as 5,952 challans were issued for driving without seat belts; 1,622 to pillion riders without helmet; 2,523 for not having a driving licence; 553 for using mobile while driving.
As many as 678 people were fined for breaking the signal; 899 for using unauthorised dark glasses; and 48 for overloading.
SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said, “The police fined 27 trucks; 368 three-wheelers; and 816 vehicles for using pressure horns. Total 1,612 vehicles were found without proper documents; while 110 fined smoking while driving; 301 for drunk driving; 170 for dangerous driving; and 763 were caught without insurance.”
Total 1,238 challans were issued for not having a registration certificate; 212 for using vehicles without number plate; 70 for over speeding; 1,017 for not having pollution certificate; 3,428 for triple riding; 131 for minor driving; 1,744 for wrong parking; 7,202 for violating red lights; 295 for not having proper permit; 2,318 for wrong side driving, 271 for wrong turning, 176 against the Punjab tax; 176 for school buses; 396 for not having reflectors; 24 for erroneous behavior; 117 for crossing zebra lines; 57 for not having silencer; 773 for not driving in lane, 16 for using vehicles for commercial purposes; and 157 for using high beam lights.
Though the traffic police play a vital role for ensuring smooth flow of traffic, general public should be aware of the traffic rules, said the SSP, adding accidents due to the traffic violation were on the rise increase.
33 jumped red light in 2014
The official data of the SAS Nagar police reveals that in 2014, the police had issued challans to only 33 vehicles - even though the practice is most prevalent - for passing the red light, which is equal to an average of three per month.
Not wearing helmets: 12,773
Read light violations: 7,202
Not wearing seat belts: 5,952
For triple riding: 3,428
For not having driving licence: 2,523