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Helmet rule: traffic police crack the whip

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Special drive:Traffic CI D. Rajeswara Rao collecting penalties from vehicle users for not wearing helmets on the beach road in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
Special drive:Traffic CI D. Rajeswara Rao collecting penalties from vehicle users for not wearing helmets on the beach road in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

The city traffic police have stepped up its campaign against not using helmets and other offences.

According to Additional DCP (Traffic) Suresh Babu, they had booked 2,125 cases on Sunday and collected Rs.2.68 lakh in all police station limits in the police commissionerate.

Nearly 1,000 cases were booked for not wearing helmets and 194 for not using seat belt and 24 for drunken driving. Those going for some relaxation on the beach during weekend, were in for a surprise with traffic cops deployed at various places slapping penalties against vehicle users for not wearing helmets and producing driving licence and other documents.

Four-wheeler users were penalised for wrong parking, not using seat belts, not removing black film and drunken driving.

Traffic CI D. Rajeswara Rao said as part of special drive in east division, they had been checking the vehicles at Jagadamba, Gollalapalem, RTC Complex, Beach Road and Town Kotha Road.

On an average, he said they had been collecting a penalty amount of Rs.40,000 per day by booking nearly 350 cases – of which 200 were for not wearing helmets. As many as 15 drunken driving cases were registered on Saturday, of which eight were booked l ate in the evening.

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