SSP Traffic says in 2022, 3,643 people fined for using mobile phones while driving
Srinagar- The increase in the number of road incidents in the city has raised alarm bells among city residents. While the number of vehicles on the roads is more than ever before, driving down the city roads is becoming difficult by the day.
While many drivers do adhere to traffic norms and regulations, many are seen floating traffic norms in the light of the day.
Although according to traffic rules, the use of mobile phones while driving vehicles is strictly banned, yet the practice goes on unabated in the city.
In Srinagar City, a large number of people use mobile phones while driving their vehicles thus violating traffic norms. It is not only the drivers of private vehicles, who use mobile phones while driving, those of the buses also indulge in this practice.
While city dwellers have a reason to worry, the authorities say they are doing their bit to make people adhere to traffic norms.
Speaking to Kashmir Observer, SSP Traffic Srinagar Muzaffar Ahmad Shah said it is impossible to impose fine on every single offender and the Traffic Department has been trying their level best to inculcate driving sense among people.
He said everybody should adhere to traffic norms at least for their own safety.
Replying to a question on the unabated use of mobile phones in the city, he said in the year 2022, the Traffic Police in the city has issued around 1,60,000 challans for various traffic offenses out of which 3,643 have been issued for using mobile phones while driving.
He said that the fine issuing procedure makes it difficult to challan every offender.
“While issuing an online fine to the offender we have click a picture whilst driving, which is difficult in many cases, so it is not possible to fine every offender”
He further said that a drive will also be launched shortly against all those floating traffic norms.
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