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Surge in Traffic Violations: Delhi Police Crack Down on Minor Driving Offences

The Delhi Police has ramped up its efforts to curb traffic violations by issuing 101 challans for minor driving offences from January to May 15 this year. This represents a dramatic increase compared to the same period in 2023, when only 15 challans were issued, marking a staggering 573 percent rise in enforcement actions, according to official data from the Delhi Traffic Police.

A senior police officer emphasized that this significant surge in prosecutions is intended to act as a strong deterrent, underscoring the legal repercussions of such infractions. The officer noted, “The rise in prosecutions serves as a deterrent, highlighting the legal consequences of such violations.”

In response to this growing issue, the traffic police have introduced a series of strategic measures designed to address and mitigate the occurrence of minor driving offences. These measures include enhanced surveillance, the deployment of additional personnel at critical checkpoints, and increased patrolling in areas that are frequently prone to traffic violations by minors.

“The crackdown on minor driving is part of a broader initiative to enhance road safety and reduce accidents involving young and inexperienced drivers,” stated a police representative. This comprehensive approach aims to not only penalize offenders but also to foster a safer driving environment for all road users.

In addition to these enforcement tactics, the Delhi Traffic Police have been proactive in their educational efforts. They have launched awareness campaigns targeting schools and local communities to inform parents and guardians about the legal and safety risks associated with allowing minors to drive. “We have been conducting awareness campaigns in schools and communities to educate parents and guardians about the legal and safety implications of allowing minors to drive,” the officer added.

These initiatives are part of a broader strategy to inculcate responsible driving habits and to ensure that minors understand the dangers and responsibilities associated with operating a vehicle. By educating the community and implementing strict enforcement measures, the Delhi Police aim to significantly reduce the incidence of traffic violations and improve overall road safety in the city.

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Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri

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