New Delhi: The Delhi Traffic Police, Western Range has launched a drive against the commuters not wearing the rear seat belts in cars and driving a two-wheeler without rear-view mirrors.
The special drive was launched between January 13 and 23. The special drive was launched to create awareness about importance of safe travel. Now, there will be a fine against the violators.
The order from the office of DCP Traffic, Western Range emphasised on the little compliance with the provisions for use of rear-seat belts in cars. The order read, “This is very reflective of the poor awareness amongst the residents on this crucial safety measure to prevent loss of lives in case of serious accident.”
“It has been observed that a very high number of two-wheeler riders have removed the rear-view mirror across Delhi. Driving without rear-view mirror is not only irresponsible but also dangerous since it blocks a significant field of view of the driver, causing collisions with the faster moving vehicles from behind,” the order stated.
An official said that the order points out that there are already provisions under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 and Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989, hence the drive would be conducted against w/o rear-view mirror and w/o rear seat belt.