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Mumbai: Training for motorists held for unnecessary honking, announces police commissioner Sanjay Pandey

The drive to curb helmet-less riding is already underway as helmet-less riding is a reason behind many fatal accidents.

Sachin Gaad | Updated on: Sunday, April 10, 2022, 10:11 PM IST

Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey |
Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey |
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In a latest guideline for motorists and bikers, the Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Pandey said that those caught honking for no reason will have to spend two to three hours at traffic police stations wherein they will be given training on traffic rules. Earlier the punishment for honking was limited to fine.

In Sunday during his weekly Facebook live session, Pandey made the announcement of training the errant motorists who were caught honking. After the training session, the offenders have to undergo a test in which they have to clear the test on traffic rules, said Pandey.

Police have also started seizing vehicles, after noticing that, just booking under the Indian Penal Code sections to those caught for the racing night, wrong side driving, and other traffic violations is not enough.

The drive to curb helmet-less riding is already underway as helmet-less riding is a reason behind many fatal accidents.

"In a bid to deter helmet-less riders, the necessary SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) is put in place to make sure the offender learns his lesson," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic HQ) Raj Tilak Roushan in a recently released YouTube video.

As per the SOP, at first, an e-challan would be sent to the rider for helmet violation, the details of the e-challan would be shared with Regional Transport Office (RTO) to cancel their license. Later they will be sent to the nearest traffic chowky for a traffic awareness campaign for two hours.

The police have already started registering offenses for wrong side driving however the seems to have a lesser impact as a reason we have now started impounding vehicles of those caught racing at midnight and early hours as well as those caught for wrong side driving, said Pandey.

In his weekly address, Pandey has cautioned ambulances drivers for keeping on siren at midnight and early hours when city roads are empty. The police chief is going to talk with its operators as well.

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Published on: Monday, April 11, 2022, 07:00 AM IST