250 vehicles fined
Jamshedpur: Concerned over rising cases of road mishaps traffic police have initiated a special drive to curb crime on wheels in city.The drive was carried out at Mango, Golmuri, Sakchi, Bistupur and Jugsalai.
Some of the important thoroughfares which saw the surprise checking drive were near Agrico Traffic Signal on Straight Mile Road, Golmuri-Tinplate Main Road, Jubilee Park turnaround on Subernarekha Link Road, Bistupur main road and Jugsalai – Tatanagar Station Road.
The traffic police official said that the drive was being carried out following instruction from Jamshedpur city SP, Karthik S to conduct operations to prevent crimes perpetrated by bike-borne youths in the city.
Leading the drive deputy superintendent of police (traffic) Rakesh Mohan Sinha said that the rising cases of crimes have prompted Jamshedpur administration to step up security measures.
Sources said that several four wheelers were fined and had their tinted films stripped off from their windows. “We have been asked to increase vigil in the city and ensure safety for women especially.
The drive which would continue till further order from the district administration is based on the Supreme Court order prohibiting use of tinted films in vehicles,” said an official.
A fine of Rs 270 was levied on two wheelers violating traffic norms like riding without helmets. Once again, violation of helmet rule dominated the list of errors committed by two-wheeler users. Many were fined for driving without possessing a helmet or driving without wearing it.
The officials claim that periodic checks have resulted in decline in fatal accident rates in the city. Further, periodic drives enabled the traffic police to book more cases against the violators.
“The drive would continue as of now. During the drive traffic police will be checking not only helmet, but also other Motor Vehicle Acts violation like triple riding, not displaying registration number in front and back portion and using pressure horns,” said the traffic police official.
During the drive around 250 vehicles were seized and were released after fines. The total fines collected from different traffic police stations amounted to Rs 66,500 today.