After encouraging results on New Year’s Eve, Gurgaon traffic police has taken the decision to continue with such special Zero Tolerance drives to ensure safety on the roads.
After instilling a sense of discipline among motorists on New Year's Eve with a zero tolerance drive, Gurgaon Police is now extending the programme so that the success achieved during the year-end drive continues.
On Saturday, Gurgaon traffic police and all the area police stations observed Zero Tolerance Day against traffic violations across the city. The drive started at 10 am and continued till 6 pm, during which special teams monitored traffic and fined the erring motorists – whether for not wearing helmets or jumping signals or overspeeding. Not many could escape the eagle eyes of the inspectors if they did not wear mandatory seat belts when driving four-wheelers.
Each team comprised three to four persons, and till 6 pm, 21,769 motorists were fined. The traffic police collected a sum of Rs 25,49,600 and impounded 102 vehicles.
As against the 3,500 challans issued on a daily basis, during the drive the vehicles fined stood over six times.
Commissioner of Police, Sandeep Khirwar, told City Spidey, “Our aim is to keep the commuters and citizens of the city safe and hence we organise these drives frequently to ensure rules are obeyed. Yesterday our drive started at 10 am and continued till late evening to ensure discipline among the violators.”