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3,300 challans, Rs 32 lakh in fines, Infra News, ET Infra


FARIDABAD: Over 3,300 traffic challans worth Rs 32 lakh were issued during a special drive focusing on wrong side driving and lane change.

According to cops, wrong-side driving is one of the major causes of accidents. HS Doon, inspector general (traffic & highways) of the state police directed a special drive against lane driving and wrong-side driving across the state.

Amit Yashwardhan, DCP (traffic), said the drive was carried out on Friday.

“A total of 3,323 challans were issued in a day, out of which 1,208 were for wrong-side driving and 614 for lane change,” the DCP said.

Proper lane driving is also expected to reduce the number of fatal accidents. Every year, more than 5,000 people die in road accidents in Haryana on highways because vehicles, commercial in particular, do not follow lane driving, according to traffic police data.

Between 2017 and 2022, more than 2,281 people died in road accidents in the city. A majority of these crashes took place on expressways and highways.

According to traffic police, around 1.6 lakh challans were issued across the state for violation of lane driving in 2022.

Traffic police have issued directions to the transporters that commercial vehicles must be driven on the second-most left lanes of four-lane highways, or on the middle lane of three-lane highways.

“We had a meeting with the transporters to educate them about lane driving and they should ensure that their drivers follow lane driving,” said the officer.

After carrying out the special drive, Faridabad police on Friday also carried out a night drive during which special checking was done on the streets to ensure compliance of traffic rules.

During the drive, around 4,257 vehicles were checked, 238 were issued challans, five were impounded and cases registered against seven vehicle owners.

Out of the 4,257 vehicles checked by the police, 1,458 were two-wheelers, 1,154 were four-wheelers, 1,154 were light commercial vehicles, and 738 were heavy commercial vehicles.

  • Published On Aug 13, 2023 at 11:44 AM IST

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