Police give challans, then roses to traffic offenders

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: Feb 13, 2015 23:25 IST

The local police have found a novel way of making people remember their meeting with the traffic police. They are not only guiding the violators about rules but also handing them a rose bud.

The police had started the handing over of roses from Thursday when 170 people were challaned. On Friday, when the check post was put up on the traffic lights of Sector 8 and 9, 95 vehicles were challaned including two of drunk drivers.

"The handing over of roses will make people remember the incident of traffic violation," said traffic inspector Vikas.
The police have also involved school students in this regard. In January alone, over 5,000 traffic challans were issued.

CP plans a major facelift in traffic standards

Commissioner of police Ambala-Panchkula OP Singh has planned a major facelift in traffic standards. "I have identified 25 points in the district and have asked DCP of Panchkula to man them with cops in complete traffic uniform. An orientation workshop is also being planned for them so that they do not squander time."

He has also asked the DCP to engage anti-sexual harassment, anti-snatching and dusk and night foot patrolling teams.

No room for slackening

During a checking of Mansa Devi police station, CP suspended a constable for remaining absent without leave for a week. He also asked DCP to be liberal in giving admissible leaves but tough be on absentisim. He has issued a notice to SHO of Mansa Devi police station for disposing off just five impounded vehicles during the month of January. "Ways should be found to declutter the police station premises," said CP.

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