Hyd traffic police cracks down on number plate violations, books 9,387 vehicles in 7 days

The Hyderabad traffic police have booked 9,387 vehicles for number plate violations, 3,270 for noise pollution, and 4,280 for black films/stickers since 20 March.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  27 March 2022 8:39 AM GMT
Hyd traffic police cracks down on number plate violations, books 9,387 vehicles in 7 days

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad traffic police have booked 9,387 vehicles for number plate violations, 3,270 for noise pollution, and 4,280 for black films/stickers since 20 March.

On 20 March, the Hyderabad traffic police started a special drive against register number plate tampering, fixing of irregular number plates, moving without register number plates, having temporary registration plates even after a month of purchase, fixing modified silencers and horns, fixing black films on window glasses of cars, and affixing stickers on vehicles/windshields revealing their profession, occupation, or official designation.

The Hyderabad traffic department found that several vehicles (both two- and four-wheelers) in the city do not follow the guidelines listed under the Motor Vehicles Act, especially with regard to number plates. "In some cases, the size of the number plate is not in accordance with the prescribed norm, and many vehicle owners have tampered with the numbers and alphabets to avoid detection by the traffic police and escape challans," said a cop.

It was observed that these offenses are contributing to not only traffic violations but also criminal activities.

According to a Supreme Court order, any material obstructing visibility – such as black screens, sun shades, or curtains is illegal. "No exemption shall be granted to anybody except people falling under security categories Z and Z+," the order read.

The traffic police said that special drives against improper number plates are being conducted every year and a high number of car owners violate these guidelines.

In addition, cops have warned that car number plates carrying words like 'police', 'government vehicle', 'corporator', 'Press', 'Army', 'MLA', and 'MP' are violating sections 50, 51, and 52 of the Motor Vehicle Rules. Such violations will be dealt with seriously, they added.

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