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1.5 lakh people booked for traffic offences in November

Commissioner of Police said they have asked the RTOs to suspend licences of repeated traffic rule offenders.

Published: 02nd December 2012 08:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd December 2012 08:36 AM   |  A+A-

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Wrong parking, no entry and jumping traffic signals have topped the list of traffic offences in the city. According to the data compiled by Bangalore City Traffic Police recently, 28,726 people have been booked for wrong parking, 14,524 for no entry and 11,309 for jumping traffic signals. In all, 1,47,954 people were booked for various offences from November 1 to 17.

Speaking to Express, Additional Commissioner of Police  M A Saleem said they have asked the RTOs to suspend licences of repeated traffic rule offenders.

The department would send a list every month in this regard, he added.

He said, “Heavy penalty is the only way to discipline the offenders. Once the Karnataka Motor Vehicle Rules (Amendment) Bill is passed in the Parliament, it will deter the people from such offences.”

The department will continue to impound licences. It has has suspended 4,099 licences this year. It will launch a special drive to control drunken driving cases, he said.

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