As of September 30 this year,the Chandigarh traffic police had challaned 1,86,751 offenders for various offenses as compared to 1,38,909 offenders till the same date last year. Additionally,about double the number of vehicles were impounded this year as compared to last year. A total of 10,583 vehicles were impounded this year,while 5,985 vehicles had been impounded last year.
The traffic police has recovered about Rs 6.64 crore from challans issued this year. According to the Chandigarh traffic police,the number of challans issued have seen a significant increase in a number of offenses this year as compared to 2012.
The most significant jump in the number of challans was witnessed for failing to wear seat belts,driving on the wrong side of the road,parking in a wrong manner,over-speeding and jumping red lights. While,the number of challans for failing to wear seat belts have gone up from 8,170 in 2012 to 13,387 this year,challans for driving on the wrong side have increased from 10,497 to 17,443.
While 9,023 challans were issued last year for wrong parking,14,658 challans have been issued for the offense this year. Similarly,14,098 challans were issued this year for failing to drive within the permissible speed limit as compared to 12,591 challans in 2012.
However,the maximum increase in number of challans issued was observed for jumping red lights,with a figure of 30,164 this year as compared to 18,059 last year.
Meanwhile,for offenses like not wearing a helmet,changing lanes without a signal,using black films or curtains,the number of challans were lesser this year. The maximum decrease in the number of challans issued was witnessed for crossing the zebra line at a signal.
Meanwhile,in a special drive against two-wheelers, 570 vehicles were challaned on Wednesday.