Drive against traffic violations

November 3rd, 2006

Coimbatore, Nov 3: With intensified drive against traffic violations and offences in the city, police have registered about 2.40 lakh cases and collected a little over Rs 1.99 crore during January to October this year, C K Gandhirajan, City Police Commissioner, said here today.

A sum of Rs 62.91 lakh was collected from 6,291 cases of drunken driving during that period, he said.

Twenty-five road mishap deaths were reported during September last. The drive against traffic violations has brought down the fatal accidents to 16 in October, due to strict measures during which Rs.14.70 lakh was collected as fine from 19,631 cases of traffic violations and offences.

To bring the accidental rate further down, over 150 traffic constables were deployed to maintain traffic.

The department has identified 28 locations for installing traffic signals including five solar operated ones at a cost of Rs 6 lakh, besides the existing 36 automatic electric signals, in the city, the official said.

Gandhirajan said the department would take stringent action against drunken driving and overloading, particularly three-wheelers carrying school children and two-wheelers.
Action would also be taken against those engaged in talking over mobile phones while driving, he added. (Agencies)

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