Jammu, Sept 21: In order to curb the menace of traffic violations, Traffic Police Rural Jammu under the supervision of Mohan Lal Kaith, Sr. Superintendent of Police, Traffic Rural Jammu along with other officers launched a joint special drive today against heavy goods carriers, without crash helmets and other offences.
During the special drive, 227 vehicles were challaned, which included 141 Compound and 186 Court Challans and fine to the tune of Rs.87000/- has been realized from the violators.
It has been observed that most of the general public has been awared about the new amended traffic rules and avoiding indulging in traffic violations. During special drive, 7 Mini Buses, 9 motor cycles and 11 heavy goods carriers, who were found carrying extra weight beyond prescribed capacity while weighing were seized and handed over to the concerned Police Stations.
Besides, a number of vehicles have been booked under various offences like driving without DL, use of mobile Phone while driving, without crash helmet, overloading, triple riding, over speeding etc. in which innocent human lives are directly involved.
Kaith 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 along with and get the same checked at Traffic checking point/nakas. He also 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.