Traffic drive: 2085 offenders pay hiked penalties

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Aug 18, 2016 22:39 IST
The police penalised 2,085 motorists for traffic rule violations across the city on Thursday (HT File Photo)

Mumbai: The traffic police have intensified drives to keep a check on violations in Mumbai, as the penalty for offences have been increased.

Parking in prohibited zones, jumping signals and riding without a helmet were three rules that were flouted the most by offenders on Thursday, officials at the traffic police department said.

The police penalised 2,085 motorists for violations across the city on Thursday. The 34 traffic divisions are also creating awareness about the increase in the fine amount while requesting motorists to follow traffic rules.

772 cases of wrong parking, no parking and double parking were registered on Thursday where the police collected a total fine of over Rs 1.54 lakh.

Despite a continuous initiative to enforce the habit of riding with a helmet among careless bikers, they continue to take the rules for a ride. On Thursday, 340 bikers were penalised for riding without a helmet. The fines for the offence have been increased to Rs 500 from the previous charge of Rs 100. The police collected fine worth Rs 1.7 lakh for helmetless riding.

375 cases of motorists jumping signal were registered while 105 of them were penalised for driving without seatbelts. 38 people were caught speaking on the phone while driving or riding. 18 motorists were penalised for rash driving. 72 motorists had to pay the fine for using pressured horns.

The police, on Thursday, collected an estimated amount of Rs 5.58 lakh from the offenders.

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