UT Chandigarh Traffic Police is no less than the famous Scotland Yard’s known for its persistence and high regard for maintaining law and order. This is the reason non-Chandigarhians straighten their backs the moment they enter Chandigarh.
Chandigarh traffic police has recently released data which says that in the year 2017, as many as 1.2 lakh people (1,22,746) were challaned for various offenses in the city and a total of Rs 4.59 crore (Rs 4,59,11,810) was collected as fine.
It is equally incredible to know that these figures are just half as were in 2016. In 2016, 2.5 lakh people (2,58,524) were challaned and Rs 8.87 crore fine was collected.
Traffic rules violations in Chandigarh as revealed by UT Chandigarh Traffic Police:
- Challans issued in 2017 and fine collected is almost half as in 2016.
- For two years in a row, (2016 & 2017), maximum challans were issued for riding a two-wheeler without wearing helmet.
- Year 2017 had more parking violations and drunken driving than 2016.
|Kind of Offence||No. of Challans in Year 2017||No. of Challans in Year 2016|
|Without Helmet||33,584||fig. not availables|
|Triple riding||2,401||fig. not availables|
|Four-wheelers without seat belts||7,023||fig. not availables|
|Driving while listening to music on mobile phones||1,985||fig. not availables|
|Miscellaneous offenses, (including putting their vehicles on zebra crossing, driving with high beam on and while playing music on high volume)||61,492||59,345|
But, the traffic police’s records of the past five years reveal that the number of challans have reduced over the period. Also the revenue earned by the traffic police through collection of compounding fee for the fines has also witnessed a dip over the last two years.
|Year||No. of Challans|
Source: The Indian Express
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