With the law enforces now using digital platforms to issue challans, digital evidence like pictures and videos are becoming common nowadays. A vlogger from Bengaluru, Karnataka recorded a person driving a Chevrolet Cruze rashly on the roads and sent it to the police. The cops tracked the vehicle owner and cancelled the driving license.
A channel named Bad Drivers of Bangalore uploaded the video of a Chevrolet Cruze driving extremely rashly on the undivided two-lane roads of the city. The person also sent the video to the Bangalore Police Twitter handle.
Following the complaint and uploading the video evidence online, Kuldeep Kumar R Jain, DCT Traffic West, Bangalore City uploaded a picture of the culprit car owner with the car. The DCP said that they took action against the driver for rash and negligent driving.
Driving License Cancelled
Traced and took action for rash and negligent driving. pic.twitter.com/R5pjeeb3zO
— Kuldeep Kumar R. Jain, IPS (@DCPTrWestBCP) September 5, 2021
The Bangalore Police have sent the driving license to the RTO asking them to cancel the same. We are not sure if the license has been suspended or cancelled completely by the RTO. This is not the first case where the cops have recommended cancelling the driving license for rash and negligent driving.
In the past, traffic police forces of different cities have sought similar actions to ensure strict action against the public. In one such case, a minor was caught and the police asked the RTO to not issue a driving license till the youth turns to the age of 25 years old.
Chevrolet Cruze owner was driving dangerously
The video recorded by the scooter rider shows how dangerously the Chevrolet Cruze was driving on the undivided roads. The Cruze entered the opposite lane multiple times, almost hitting the motorists coming from that direction. The footage is below 1 minute and shows how other motorists were almost hit by the vehicle on multiple occasions.
Most metropolitan cities now have a network of CCTV that is closely monitored by a team of police personnel. The police issue challan based on the violation by tracking the registration number. However, many online challans are wrong due to faulty number plates.
Wrong challans can be challenged through the redressal portal of the traffic police. In recent times, the government and the authorities have worked to increase the challan amount. The increase in the fines is to reduce the number of violations and to make the roads safer.
India has one of the highest road accidents in the world and one of the highest ratios of fatal accidents. Many road users lose their lives due to rash driving and not following traffic rules. The aim of the surveillance is to reduce the number of people who do dangerous manoeuvres on the roads.
The police have even started a crackdown on the vehicles that do not have rearview mirrors or do not use them. In Hyderabad, the cops have started issuing challans to the two-wheeler owners who do not have mirrors installed. The cops of other cities are expected to implement the same in the near future.