Minors are major traffic rules violators, rues ACP Madaiah

The vehicle users in the city have urged the City Traffic police to instal CCTV cameras to check traffic violations and ensure free flow of traffic.

During the traffic grievances meeting at KR Traffic police station on Saturday, Vinod of Kuvempu Nagar said minors ride two-wheelers without a driving license and violate traffic norms.

“Home guards and traffic wardens, who are deputed to monitor traffic in parts of the city, are being harassed and abused by a few motorists. Severe action must be initiated against such offenders,” he said.

A few people urged the police to instal CCTV cameras on service roads off ring roads as a large number of people violate traffic norms on these roads, and asked the police to provide sufficient parking space and also ensure proper functioning of signal lights.

Nagaraj, a cab driver, alleged that most of the KSRTC city buses violate traffic norms and pose a danger to the passengers and the road users. Traffic violations by bus drivers include jumping of signals, halting buses at non-designated stops and violating rules at circles. The police should take measures to avoid KSRTC buses violating norms. The people demanded that signal lights or road humps or barricades should be erected to avoid overspeeding on Nanjangud road.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) (Traffic) K N Madaiah said the city has 8.10 lakh registered vehicles and as many as 10 lakh vehicles ply on city roads daily.

Widening of roads in parts of the city would bring down traffic jams and also ensure free flow of traffic, he said. “The major violators of traffic norms are youngsters who ride triples and jump signals. Despite several awareness programmes, a majority of the youth violate traffic rules. Parents and educational institutions should take care and cooperate with the police to check errant youngsters,” he said.

Madaiah said K R Division covers a large area and thus authorities have proposed another traffic police station in Kuvempu Nagar. According to the ACP, as many as 100 fatal and 614 non-fatal accidents have been reported in the city in 2016. He said last year the police registered 4,309 and 7,385 cases against motorists jumping signals and those riding triples.

Madaiah said traffic signals would be soon made functional and free flow of traffic will also be ensured. Lakshmipuram Traffic Inspector K N Nagegowda was also present. The traffic grievances meeting is held at all traffic police stations in the city on the third Saturday of every month.
DH News Service

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