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188 die on city roads in three months

Staff Reporter

Drive against private buses to be intensified


Bangalore: Bangalore witnessed 188 fatal and 1,319 non-fatal accidents during the first three months of 2011.

Till March-end, the traffic police booked 7.63 lakh cases under various sections of Indian Motor Vehicle Act 1988 (IMV Act) and collected Rs. 10.5 crore as fines from motorists for violating traffic rules, B.A. Muthanna, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic East Division), told The Hindu.

Special drives

The police had organised special drives against defective registration number plates and booked 11,278 cases for displaying registration numbers only in Kannada. “Motorists can display numbers in any language, but as per the IMV Act they must also display in English,” Mr. Muthanna said.

The police conducted special drives against using shrill horns (8,202 cases). They plan to intensify the drive against private buses, goods vehicles and maxi cabs, said another officer.

Meanwhile, the officer requested the public to lodge complaints against autorickshaw drivers at the nearest police stations for various offences like demanding excess fair and refusal to go on hire.

The police had towed as many as 28,171 vehicles for parking violations till March end in 2011.

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