The incident is from Hyderabad where a Volkswagen Jetta has pending challans of more than Rs. 1.01 lakhs. There are over 100 pending challans. Most of the challans are for dangerous driving and 95 percent of challans are for over-speeding. Some challans are pending since May of 2018. The vehicle number is AP28CJ2688 and is registered to T Subba Reddy.
The vehicle has been spotted on the Outer Ring Road, Shamshabad and Vanasthalipuram. The vehicle owner has been charged Rs. 1,035 that includes service charges. Traffic Police say that people who have more than three challans are sent legal notices. Some owners who had more than 10 pending challans did come and paid the when court warned them of jail.
The traffic police department calls the violaters for reminding them to pay the pending challans. The process is often outsourced to call centres. Additional Commissioner of Police (traffic) Anil Kumar said, “Every day we call about 500 people who have more than five challans pending on their vehicles. We also take up regular searches at field level, as our personnel carry tabs to identify such repeated violators and collect the penal amount,”
Now, in almost every city cameras have been installed. They work as evidence against the vehicle owner. The speed of the vehicle is also detected by the sensors placed along with the camera. If the person is overspeeding then the camera will click a picture and the person will be issued a challan.
Videos can be used as evidence
Quite a few times, people would record videos and post them on social media. The video goes viral or if it is seen by a cop. Then they use that same very video as a piece of evidence against the person who is breaking the law. Recently, two guys were fined because they made a lip-syncing video on their motorcycle and posted it on social media.
Both the guys were not wearing helmets and were performing dangerous stunts on public roads. Police found the guys through that video and fined them. Their licenses were also cancelled and police also tweeted the video for public awareness.
Stunting on public roads is illegal
Performing or practising stunts on the Indian roads is illegal as per Motor Vehicles law. This is because stunting is not only dangerous for the driver but it is even more dangerous for the pedestrians. The driver has the protection of the car as he is sitting inside and there are seatbelts and airbags to protect him but the pedestrian does not have any protection.
India’s roads are one of the most unpredictable roads in the world. There are still many people who are continuously breaking the law or are not even aware of it. You would see them overspeeding, stopping their vehicle on the zebra crossing, performing an overtake from the left side, using the wrong lanes etc. It is always good for you to keep the speed below the speed limits specified by the administration.