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Women cops give tough time to female drivers

Woman drivers be-ware; there is a new sheriff in town. The Capital’s traffic police who were till now scared of booking female motorists on violation of rules, are now bravely charging them for every traffic violation they commit.

delhi Updated: Nov 02, 2010 00:48 IST
Karan Choudhury

Woman drivers be-ware; there is a new sheriff in town. The Capital’s traffic police who were till now scared of booking female motorists on violation of rules, are now bravely charging them for every traffic violation they commit.

Thanks to the 350 odd female traffic constables, who have been able to bring in line the rowdiest of Delhiites. They are the new mascots of womanpower on various intersections of the city.

According to Delhi Traffic Police there has been an increase in the number of female drivers booked for traffic violations. Till now, most of them were left with any action as male traffic police personnel had a problem dealing with them.

"Presence of female constables helps us in dealing with errant female drivers. Their presence has helped us be less vulnerable to accusations of misbehaviour that have been levelled against traffic police personnel in the past," said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).

Female traffic personnel have been deployed at intersections all over the city. According to police, there has been a definite increase in not only booking women drivers but also overall challaning in the city.

"As not all violators can be caught, these personnel keep on noting down registration numbers of the vehicles of violators," added Garg.

Female traffic personnel have even got into undercover policing to nab auto-rickshaw drivers who misbehave with woman and overcharge.

"They work in teams who are assigned the duty of booking these men. As female passengers are more susceptible of being harassed by them this method of catching the culprit has helped us," added Garg.