Traffic offences highest in Bangalore

Traffic offences highest in Bangalore

With a massive vehicular population, it is but a foregone conclusion that Bangaloreans continue to be the largest traffic offenders in the State.

Of the Rs 55.25 crore collected by the State police in 2013 (till October), by way of fine across eight municipal corporation limits, Rs 45.05 crore has been collected in the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits.

In a reply submitted to the Legislative Assembly, Home Minister K J George said the police department has inspected over 50.20 lakh vehicles across eight municipal corporations in the State this year. Of these, 42.70 lakh vehicles have been inspected in the BBMP jurisdiction alone.

The least amount of fine has been collected in the Bellary municipal corporation limits – Rs 21.50 lakh in 2013, after inspecting 16,513 vehicles.

George said the sum collected from the offenders is remitted within 24 hours at the local cash collection point opened in every police station.

Over the past three years, statistics reveal, the fine amount and the number of offenders have increased year-on-year. The total number of offenders in 2012 was 60.15 lakh and the fine collected was Rs 62.67 crore; in 2011 fine collected was Rs 58.71 crore and vehicles inspected were 54.71 lakh; and in 2010, fine collected was Rs 52.09 crore and vehicles inspected were 32.92 lakh.

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