CHENNAI: Within six days after helmet wearing by two-wheeler riders became mandatory, the city police booked 5,700 cases of violations across the city till 4 pm Monday.
The south zone which covers six police districts - Kilpauk, Triplicane, T Nagar, Adyar, Mount, and Mylapore, has recorded the most violations when compared to the north which covers the rest of Greater Chennai. The enforcement began on July 1, 2015 after the State notified the regulation in response to the High Court directive making helmet wearing a must.
Till date, 3,254 violations were recorded in the south zone while the number was 2,446 in the north zone. A total of 3,664 documents were seized and 2,036 vehicles impounded during the drive, taking the total violations to 5,700 cases till Monday afternoon.
Police attributed the higher number in the South zone as it had more checkpoints. There are 66 checkpoints in the city of which 39 are in the south.
On the first day, there were 1,101 violators of which 333 led to vehicle seizure while the rest 768 had their documents -- either their driving license or the registration certificate -- impounded.
The number increased by about 10 per cent on the second day and stood at 1,306. This included 988 vehicle impounds and 318 document seizures. The figure dipped thereafter and recorded 924 cases on July 4. The violations reduced to 815 and 488 c on July 5 and July 6.
When asked about the reality in the city, the City Police Commissioner S George told Express that the compliance was good and was confident that the city would record cent per cent soon.