Cops To Wear Body Cameras To Catch Traffic Rule Violators

The amended Motor Vehicles Act came into effect on Sunday. Traffic rule violators are now paying heavier fines for offenses like jumping red lights, wrong parking, over speeding, driving while drunk among others.

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Cops To Wear Body Cameras To Catch Traffic Rule Violators

The body cameras will help the traffic cops to catch people while breaking rules.


New Delhi: 

The traffic officials will wear body cameras to record traffic violations and catch the people while breaking rules.

"To ensure proper actions against traffic rule violators, officers will wear body cameras. We are using as many as 626 body cameras to record the violation and challans," Narendra Singh Bundela, senior traffic police officer, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The amended Motor Vehicles Act came into effect on Sunday across the country. Traffic rule violators are now paying heavier fines for offenses like jumping red lights, wrong parking, over speeding, driving while drunk among others.

"We have issued 557 challans for drunk driving, 207 for red light jumping, 195 for not wearing a seat belt, and 336 for not wearing a helmet. As many as 42 challans have been issued for over speeding and 28 for tripling on two-wheelers," said Mr Bundela.

Delhi Police issued as many as 3,900 challans on Sunday.

Under the new law, driving without a seat-belt now invites a fine of Rs 1,000, which was earlier Rs 100. Use of mobile while driving invites a fine between Rs. 1,000-5,000. Earlier it was Rs. 1,000.

For drunk driving, the fine has been hiked from Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 10,000. Drivers will be fined Rs. 10,000 for not giving way to emergency vehicles like ambulance and fire brigade.

The penalty for driving without licence has been hiked from Rs 500 to Rs 5,000.

For underage drivers, the guardian or owner of the vehicle will be held guilty; the penalty will be Rs 25,000 along with three years in jail and the registration will be cancelled.



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