Ensure staff dont flout traffic rules DCPs told

first_imgNew Delhi: After the amended motor vehicles Act came into effect on Sunday, the Delhi Traffic Police has directed DCPs to brief their staff to follow the traffic rules carefully.A letter was sent to all senior officers in Delhi Police by Joint Commissioner of Police (traffic) Meenu Choudhary. “All DCsP districts/units are directed to brief and sensitize the staff working under their operational control accordingly to follow traffic rules and regulations in true letter and spirit whether they are riding/driving police vehicles or their own private vehicles,” reads the letter, accessed by Millennium Post. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe Joint CP also reminded other officers regarding section 210-B of the MV (amendment) ACT, 2019. As per this provision, any authority that is empowered to enforce the provision of this Act, if such authority commits an offence under this Act shall be liable for twice the penalty corresponding to that offence under this Act. Earlier, the Delhi Traffic Police through their Twitter handle alerted commuters about the revised Act. “Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 Follow traffic rules otherwise it will cost you dearly as Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019 with an enhanced fine amount, has come into effect,” reads one of the tweets. On Sunday, more than 3,500 challans were issued under the revised Act. All the violators were issued court challans. As many as 557 court challans were issued for dangerous driving. More than 40 challans were issued for drunken driving whereas 207 challans-red light jumping, not wearing seat belts-195 challans, without helmet-336 challans were issued.last_img

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