Hyderabad

Over 19.55 lakh booked for helmetless riding

Helmetless riding and parking vehicles at no-parking areas topped traffic rule violations by motorists in Hyderabad police commissionerate area.

In the last seven months (till Wednesday), over 19.55 lakh helmet rule violations challans and close to 10,000 challans for parking vehicles at no-parking zones were issued by the city traffic wing.

In 2017, the traffic police had issued close to 25.53 lakh challans for helmetless riding.

Imprisonment

As many as 8,145 cases of using mobile phones while driving/riding were imposed till July alone and 141 people were awarded imprisonment, said Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Anil Kumar. “In the event of a fall, headgear is the sole protector that can save one’s life and people must wear helmet and seat belt for self-protection,” he said.

The city traffic chief said that people must avoid talking on phone or listening to music while they are driving.

The total fine imposed for the offence is close to ₹16 crore.

Other offences

According to the figures shared by the city traffic wing, over 32,700 cases of triple riding and 29,194 cases of over-speeding and dangerous driving challans were issued from January to July in this year.

The other offences that also top the chart are driving under the influence of alcohol, driving by minors, driving/riding without license, vehicles with defective number plate, bikes without side mirrors.


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