Drive in your lane or get fined. Delhi Traffic Police has started imposing a fine of R100 on motorists who weave from one lane to another and obstruct traffic by stopping on the roadside.
In the past one week, more than 5,800 motorists including those driving buses, autos and private cars have been fined for lane violations.
Traffic police have implemented lane driving on 15 select arterial roads in Delhi including the southern part of the Ring Road from December 1.
“For the past month, we were educating people by posting policemen with loudhailers at bus stops. Now we’ve started imposing fines,” said Satyendra Garg, JCP (traffic).
Traffic police personnel on Pulsar motorcycles have been deployed to keep Delhiites in line — and lane. The left most-lane has been reserved for buses and heavy moving vehicles and the right most lane is for fast moving vehicles. The middle lane is for slow moving vehicles like autos and tempos. A motorcyclist can drive on both, on the middle and the right lane, depending on his speed.
Police said they were specially cracking down on buses, as they were the worst offenders.
Delhi Police plans to implement lane driving across Delhi but as of now it will be enforced on the select 15 corridors.