Bhubaneswar, Sept 3 (LocalWire): The traffic wing of Bhubaneswar commissionerate of police today levied Rs 47,500 penalty on an auto-rickshaw driver under the amended provisions of motor vehicles Act for multiple road safety and road safety rules’ violation.
The guilty driver, Hadibandhu Kanhar, was intercepted by traffic personnel for reckless driving. Later, he was found he had been driving in an inebriated state.
On scrutiny, he was also found to be perpetrating several infringements under the new law that was enforced on 1 September, said Anup Sahoo, deputy commissioner of police.
The accused had neither a driving license nor his three-wheeler had the mandatory permit, fitness or registration to legally ply on the road.
The vehicle also did not have the pollution clearance certificate and insurance documents, he said.
The fines levied on the errant auto-rickshaw driver included driving without licence Rs 5,000, without permit Rs 10,000, drunken driving Rs 10,000, pollution norm violation Rs 10,000, unauthorized use of vehicle Rs 5,000, registration and fitness Rs 5,000, insurance Rs 2,000, violating traffic norms Rs 5,000.
The amended Act is being strictly enforced to make city roads safe for everybody, Sahoo said.
There has been a marked improvement in paying regard to traffic rules on part of two wheeler and four wheeler riders.
The multi-fold rise in penalty has emerged as a deterrent to the perpetual traffic violators, he added.