A new safety regulation has been imposed in the city of Chandigarh which will come into effect from 1st October 2018. This is a much needed rule, and is expected to be implemented across India soon.
The meeting of Standing Committee of the Administrator’s Advisory Council on Traffic Management has passed a rule that all drivers of all cars found with side view mirrors closed while driving will be fined an amount of Rs 300.
Preceding this regulation coming into effect, the local traffic police will hold an awareness drive for a period of three months to make persons aware of this new ruling. It is only after this that the traffic police will begin issuing challans and fining drivers for this sort of offence.
The Committee also stated that a mobile app will be installed wherein persons could post pictures of traffic violators and challans would be sent directly to their addresses. The photos should include the vehicle with the number clearly visible.
At this same meeting it was also decided to take serious action against three wheeler drivers who ply their vehicles without proper licenses and permits or without the necessary registration. The meeting included presentations by Senior Superintendent of Police, Traffic, Shashank Anand on the increasing number of road accidents, challans issued and vehicles impounded over the past few years.
A special Road Safety Week was organized during the school vacations to make children aware of road regulations. A request was also made at the meeting for sanctioning of budget to install new CCTV cameras in place of the older ones and to include night vision cameras as well.