Rs.1cr fine collected for traffic violations in Rachakonda in a week; 8 killed in accidents

The highest number of cases was booked for not wearing helmets (27,521) and a fine of Rs. 50.81 lakh was collected from the offenders.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  30 Jan 2022 10:02 AM GMT
Rs.1cr fine collected for traffic violations in Rachakonda in a week; 8 killed in accidents

Hyderabad: The Rachakonda police collected Rs. 1.96 crore in fines from 22 to 28 January and booked 46,814 cases of traffic violations.

The highest number of cases was booked for not wearing helmets (27,521) and a fine of Rs. 50.81 lakh was collected from the offenders. In the same week, 2,211 cases of overspeeding were recorded and a fine of Rs. 22.11 lakh collected while 998 cases of extra projection (when the load carried on top of a vehicle is beyond its limits and is jutting out beyond its dimensions, causing harm to other vehicles) were booked and a fine of Rs. 1.10 lakh collected.

Also, 699 cases of driving without licence were booked and Rs. 3.49 lakh collected in fines. Other traffic violations recorded in Rachakonda in the week were 166 cases of signal jumping for which a fine of Rs. 1.66 lakh was collected, 121 cases of driving without a seatbelt (Rs. 12,100), 118 cases of using cellphones while driving for which a fine of Rs. 1.18 lakh was collected, 27 cases of carrying extra passengers (Rs. 5,200), and 14 cases of dangerous driving (Rs. 14,000).


Drunk driving

Interestingly, no drunk driving cases were booked in Rachakonda in the last week. The police cited the spread of the Omicron variant as the reason. However, during the week previous drunk driving offenders were presented in the courts. The courts imposed a fine of Rs. 31,000 against these violators.

Road accidents

From 22 to 28 January, a total of 37 road accidents were recorded in the Rachakonda traffic limits. Out of them, eight were fatal. Two of the eight deaths were due to drivers not wearing helmets. Negligence of drivers, overspeeding, drunk driving, vehicles skidding, and the driver not wearing helmets have been cited as the major reasons for fatal accidents.

The Rachakonda police visited the accident spots and formulated short-term and mid-term measures to avoid similar accidents in the future. Three traffic education awareness sessions were also conducted in one week.

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