Bikers top traffic violations in Noida from Jan to June
As many as 37,923 commuters on two-wheelers were fined. Officials said that this was an increase from the 29,834 violations recorded in the same period in 2016.noida Updated: Oct 01, 2017 22:10 IST
The Noida traffic police said that the majority of traffic violations committed from January to June this year were done by commuters on two-wheelers.
In the six-month period, as many as 37,923 commuters on two-wheelers were fined of the total 80,694 to be fined for traffic violations, according to figures released by the traffic department. Officials said that this was an increase from the 29,834 violations recorded in the same period in 2016.
Traffic officials said they compiled the data to work out strategies on ways to make city roads violation-free.
According to the data, 35,934 violations that were recorded were of those in cars, with buses and trucks recording violations of 1,921. Officials said that the rest — 5,186 offences — were committed by drivers of autorickshaws and other vehicles.
Of the total offences by those on two-wheelers, as many as 16,725 were found to be riding without helmets and 11,918 were found speeding. Traffic police said they are also planning to install cameras that are programmed with softwares at major intersections to keep a check on violations.
One such camera is already functional at the Sector 57 intersection, which helps police notice the registration number of vehicles flouting norms. Later, the challans are sent to the residences of the vehicle owners by the police. The software provides data on daily basis.
Now, this software-operated camera is likely to be installed at the intersections in sectors 25 and 31 in Noida, officials said.
Superintendent of police (traffic), Anil Kumar Jha, said, “Traffic police working in the field have been strictly directed to keep a check on violations. The exercise is aimed at streamlining the traffic on city roads. Data helps us recognise the nature of violations so that necessary steps can be taken.”
He said that over the last six months, the number of people jumping traffic signals in Noida and Greater Noida has gone down.
“The data available with us showed that people not following the red signal norm. In the backdrop of this violation, we increased deployment of personnel and volunteers. During rush hours, most our intersections are congestion-free.”
According to police data, around 400 people die in road accidents every year in the district, while 700 suffer injuries in accidents.