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Traffic police issue 3 lakh challans

india Updated: Dec 19, 2011 23:56 IST
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The traffic police have penalised about three lakh rule violators till November this year in Gurgaon and recovered Rs 4.86 crore from them as fines.

According to the traffic department, the police served 2,71,482 challans on erring motorists.

Last year (during the corresponding period from January 1 to November 20), the police slapped challans on 1,35,230 violators and netted Rs 2.77 crore. While 67,509 challans were issued for wrong parking, 12,938 persons were booked for drunken driving.

A spokesperson of the department said although the traffic police organise awareness campaigns regularly, the number of violations has increased.

While 478 drivers paid the price for smoking while driving, 44,846 bikers were made to shell out the penalty for not wearing helmets. As many as 37,721 drivers were penalised for not tying seat belts.

The spokesperson said 17,305 persons were served challans for driving the vehicle on wrong side or other road rule violations, while 17,546 persons penalised for not keeping the registration certificate while driving. As many as 19,477 persons were penalised for driving without a licence, while 7,792 drivers were challaned for not having number plates as per rules. He said 21,648 challans were issued for speeding.