Drives to Check Traffic Violations from Today

Published: 03rd December 2015 06:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2015 06:20 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: Special enforcement drives will be executed by the Transport Department across the State from Thursday to check traffic violations. Those who will be caught using mobile phone while driving, overloading passenger vehicles, carrying passengers in goods carriers, over-speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol will be penalised `1000 for the first offence and `2000 for the second. Driving licence of the offender will be suspended for three months. The drives will be conducted on a regular basis in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Rourkela, Angul, Jharsuguda, Berhampur, Balasore and Baripada. Pollution checks of private vehicles will be included in the enforcement drive. Bhubaneswar RTO-II Sanjay Behera said a proposal to authorise photographers who would capture pictures of traffic violators on a digital camera is on the cards. The contributors will have to deposit the pictures with RTO-II and they would be paid `50 per photograph. The payment will be done by Odisha Road Safety Society, Behera said. In 9,680 road accidents which rook place in 2014-15 in the State, 3,695 persons were killed and more than 11,300 injured. In the Capital, there were 516 road accidents which led to 177 casualties and injured 321 persons. Among these, 452 accidents took place on NH-5 running through the city. 


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