Over 7,500 booked for speeding, dangerous driving

Over 7,500 booked for speeding, dangerous driving

With the traffic police intensifying its drive against rash driving, around 7,500 motorists were booked for speeding in the past nine days in the capital.

“Ever since we launched the special drive on April 2, a total of 7,631 motorists have been booked for speeding as well as dangerous driving. These vehicles were booked after speed interceptors caught them crossing the prescribed speed limits on different stretches,” said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner (traffic).

The maximum number of the offenders were car drivers.

A total of 6,345 cars were booked for speeding, apart from 495 commercial vehicles.
Both on-the-spot and court challans were issued against motorists for dangerous driving.

Delhi Police have started issuing ‘court challans’ to motorists found driving at a speed over the prescribed limit on a certain stretch. Court challan mandates a fine of Rs 1,000 or imprisonment up to six months or both for the first offence.

The speed limits on different roads vary between 50 to 70 km per hour. Ten mobile speed interceptors are randomly put in place at different locations in the city.

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