Overloaded trucks among several vehicles challaned under new MV Act

SSP Traffic Mohan Lal Kaith challaning a vehicle on Tuesday.
SSP Traffic Mohan Lal Kaith challaning a vehicle on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 17: In order to curb the menace of traffic violations, Traffic Police Rural Jammu under the supervision of Mohan Lal Kaith, Senior Superintendent of Police Traffic Rural Jammu along with DySP Traffic and other officers launched a joint special drive today against goods carriers, without crash helmets and other visible offences.
During the special drive, 377 vehicles were challaned and fine of Rs. 1,23,000 realized from the violators. Besides, a number of vehicles have been booked under various offences like driving without license, use of Mobile Phone while driving, without crash helmet, overloading, triple riding, over speeding etc. in which innocent human lives are directly involved.
Moreover, all the field officers have been directed for having zero tolerance towards the violators. Kaith reiterated that surprise check/special drives on traffic violation will continue on the roads if violation will not minimize, strict punitive measure will be taken in order to save the lives of general masses.
However, overloading trucks of carrying 2 tones, 4 tones, 8 tones and 10 tons extra beyond their capacity were given court Challans as per new amended MV Act.
He also requested the general public that they should not allow their minor kin to drive any vehicle as this can lead to an imprisonment which may extend for three years and fine of Rs. 25000/- to the owner of the vehicle as per the amended MV Act.
Moreover, he stressed upon the violators to keep all the documents of their respective vehicles alongwith and get the same checked at Traffic checking point/nakas. He briefed and requested the owners of the vehicles, transporters and agents to extend their full co-operation to the traffic cops, so that a proper check over the violators is maintained.