12 lakh fine collected from helmetless riders

Over 12,000 cases booked in nine days, says Police Commissioner

In over a week-long drive against hemletless riders, the city police have booked 12,037 cases realising penalty of Rs 12.03 lakh.

According to a press release from the office of police commissioner, the drive was launched against the two-wheelers on July 18. Till July 26, N R traffic police have booked a highest of 4,176 cases collecting spot fine of Rs 4.17 lakh, followed by Devaraja-4,046 cases and Rs 4.04 lakh fine and K R police- 3,815 cases and Rs 3.81 lakh fine amount totalling 12,037 cases and Rs 12,03,700.

First time offenders will be penalised Rs 100, second time offenders Rs 200 and the third time offenders wil have to lose their driving licence. If the same person is caught for the third time, the city police will write to regional transport officer (RTO) to cancel the licence.

Safety measure

It is imperative to wear the headgear while on two-wheeler as it helps prevention of deaths in 50 per cent of the accident cases and 80 per cent serious injuries. On an average, in the city alone 130 people are losing lives in different mishaps, with 45 per cent of them being two-wheeler riders.
Police Commissioner M A Saleem has appealed to the two-wheeler riders to wear helmets and comply with the traffic rules for their own safety. Else, the erring two-wheelers will be booked in compliance of law, the release added.

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