Traffic cops to pay double penalty for traffic rules violation in Delhi

Vishal Malhotra (Photo-Video) Lokesh Goswami Tennews New Delhi :

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New Delhi : All the Traffic policemen will have to pay double the penalties prescribed under the new Motor Vehicles Act for breaking traffic rules, an order issued by the Delhi Traffic Police on Tuesday stated.

According to the order, all traffic police officials in Delhi will be liable to pay double the fines set under the amended law for breaking traffic rules while driving vehicles, whether official or private!

It means, if a traffic police official is caught for jumping the red light, she will be fined ₹2,000 instead of the ₹1,000 mandated in the amended MV Act. Similarly, for committing offences such as driving dangerously and driving without license for which the general public will have to pay ₹5,000, the enforcing officials will be liable for a fine of ₹10,000.

“All DCPs districts/units are directed to brief and sensitise the staff working under their operational control accordingly to follow traffic rules and regulations in true letter and spirit whether they are riding/driving police vehicles or their own private vehicles,” read the order, which was undersigned by joint commissioner of police (traffic) Meenu Choudhary.

The provision to penalise enforcing authorities higher than the general fine amount is stated under section 210-B of the newly implemented act.

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