Hyderabad: Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) CV Anand on Tuesday said that following public outcry, the traffic police will launch a drive against errant vehicles belonging to Police and other Government Departments for violating basic traffic rules.
Mr Anand said that, “there is an outcry in the public regarding the enforcement of traffic rules against common vehicle owners and ignoring government vehicles, as reflected in the face book, emails and phone calls received by the Police Department.”
The traffic police chief said that the main violations by government vehicles are wrong side driving, stop line violation, signal jumping, wrong parking, triple riding, cell phone driving, irregular number plates and vehicles without proper documents like DL, RC, PUC, etc.
Mr Anand pointed out that the Facebook facility which the Hyderabad Traffic Police launched recently is receiving the photographs, videos of the government vehicles which are violating Motor Vehicle Act and Rules.
If the date, time, location and the violation committed are clearly seen, then e-Challan will be issued against these vehicles, the traffic police chief promised.
He added that the enforcement and fining against police vehicles moving in Hyderabad City limits will commence from August 11.
The special drive against all other government department vehicles will start from August 16. Till that time, letters will be addressed to all Heads of Departments in the city with a request to instruct all drivers belonging to their departments to set right the irregularities in the documents and also instruct drivers to follow the traffic rules as per the MV Act/Rules compulsorily. (INN)