Delhi Police launch reward system for reporting traffic offences

Delhi Police launch reward system for reporting traffic offences

The Delhi Police on Thursday launched the Traffic Sentinel Scheme for citizens to report traffic offences and inculcate a habit of traffic discipline on roads.

It comes with an attractive reward system in which the participants will be provided points, making them eligible for bumper prizes, including a Maruti car, a Honda motorcycle, a foreign tour and free air tickets.

The scheme will be accessible through the existing ‘Delhi Police One Touch Away’ app on Android and ‘Delhi Traffic Police’ app on iOS.

“This will be a participative scheme, and will come as an additional feature in the already popular mobile applications of the Delhi Police,” City Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi.

The mode of reporting the offences will be simple—just send a photograph or video through the app. It will only ask basic information such as the place of offence, along  the date and time.

“In GPS-enabled phones, the information will be automatically embedded on the photograph,” Bassi said.

For each photograph or video uploaded, the user will get an acknowledgement and a unique transaction number. If the offence and the vehicle number is clear, it will be validated by Delhi Police headquarters and reward points will be allocated to the sender.
The participant will be intimated through an email.

“They will be entitled for a prize. In addition, there will be bumper prizes from time to time through lucky draw,” Bassi said.
The police have identified 11 traffic violations that can be reported. The maximum of five points will be provided to people who report driving against the flow of traffic.

Jumping a traffic light and dangerous or zig-zag driving will carry three points each while using mobile phone during driving or riding without helmet, triple riding and yellow-line violation will carry two points each.

The users, who collect 100 reward points, will get dinner coupons, movie tickets and free talktime.

“We have also appealed to corporate houses to come forward and contribute by sponsoring prizes for the scheme,” said Muktesh Chander, Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic).

The bumper prizes will be given from time to time through lucky draw of users with 200 reward points or more since the last bumper draw. Even if the points are redeemed to get the normal prizes, the user will still be eligible for the bumper draw.

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