As many as 2,462 traffic violations have been registered by traffic police in Navi Mumbai. The offenders were booked within 10-day, during the special drive being organized in the city. Amongst them at least 3 were major offences.
People using fancy registration number plates and black films on their vehicle’s window panes were booked during the special drive in the city. A whopping Rs 8.02 lakh compounding penalty was recovered from the traffic-rule breakers on the spot, by issuing penalty challans.
“The majority 1,414 cases were registered for helmetless bike-riding and a collective compounding penalty of Rs 5.82 lakh has been recovered from them. For helmetless bike riding, the penalty amount is Rs 500 as per the MV Act section 129/177,” said DCP (traffic) Nitin Pawar.
There were 594 cases registered against offenders, who were using fancy number plates on their vehicles, while 446 cases were booked against people using black films on their 4-wheeler’s windows. People using black films, were charged a penalty amount of Rs 200 under Motor Vehicles Act Section 100/177. The black films were removed from the cars by the traffic police.
While vehicles with registration number plate sporting a fancy or decorative font have been levied a penalty of Rs 200, registration numbers looking similar to names (such as, Boss for ‘8055, Nana in Marathi ‘7171’) have been charged a penalty of Rs 1000.
“The offenders who were unable to pay the penalty on the spot had to deposit their driving licence with the traffic cop for which a receipt is provided. They can collect the same from the concerned traffic unit by showing the receipt after paying the cash penalty,” said Pawar.
According to the data, Vashi recorded 556 cases of offences for riding bike without helmet, followed by Turbhe with 146 cases.