BENGALURU: Traffic police launched a campaign to prevent jaywalking near the busy K R Market Circle.
Even though several such campaigns have been held in the past, jaywalking had resurfaced, urging the drive. The police will start by educating people against jaywalking as most of the offenders are illiterates.
Announcements are being made near the circle to ensure people use sub-ways to cross the road. The region densely populated and traffic is slowed down by jaywalkers.
S Girish, DCP (Traffic-West), said the campaign, launched on Monday, will continue for a few weeks, until people are sensitised about not crossing the roads haphazardly.
“Movement of people in and around the market is chaotic. Through the drive, we attempt to bring some order and discipline among pedestrians,” he said.
No Fines for Now
He said fines will not be imposed on pedestrians immediately as sensitising them first is important.
“We will continue the drive until jaywalking comes to control,” he said.
Otherwise, jaywalking attracts a Rs 100 fine. Jaywalking proved fatal for to a 17-year-old PU student of Mount Carmel College, who was run over by a BMTC bus in Majestic in October.