A special traffic drive against teenagers taking to reckless driving has so far fined more than 400 offenders in three days. Notices are being sent to parents and school managements After a month, action will be taken against parents under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). On the first of the drive (Wednesday), as many as 143 students were fined for underage driving.
Parents have been summoned and warned against encouraging minors to drive.
According to the police, 5 to 7% drivers in the city are minors. In a year, 90 minors on an average are caught driving and fined. The number of actual violators, who escape without being caught due to laxity among traffic cops, is much more.
Police said there is an annual increase of 10,000 vehicles in the city, primarily because of students.