Cops to act against postal challan violators
A drive against underage driving has also been launched in Gurgaongurgaon Updated: May 19, 2017 23:40 IST
Only 128 persons of the 2,412 fined by Gurgaon traffic police under the postal challan system have deposited the fine, prompting the police to crack the whip on violators.
The traffic police has started sending court summons to these violators and they will now be called to the court to face charges and pay the penalty.
Sibash Kabiraj, DIG, Highways and joint commissioner, Gurgaon police, said violators need to take postal challans seriously.
“Since the inception of the system on February 4 this year, the Gurgaon police has sent challans to residents and some of them have paid fines. But a majority have not heeded to our warning despite being given 60 days to pay up. This will not be tolerated,” Kabiraj said.
Across Haryana, the traffic police has issued 25,000 challans since February 4 and these make up 60% of the violations booked by police.
“Earlier, the fine for underage driving was made against offenders only but now we have decided to penalise the parents as well. The vehicle will also be impounded,” said Kabiraj.
He also said a special drive against underage driving has been launched in Gurgaon on Tuesday and it will continue till May-end.
On Tuesday, 40 offenders were fined for underage driving and their vehicles seized. Last month on April 19, the traffic police had issued warning to 35 students who were driving without licenses. Their parents were penalized for allowing the children to drive without licence.