The Hyderabad Traffic Police booked 18,591 cases across the city against people violating traffic rules, over a 3-day period.
“To increase road safety and reduce road fatalities, Hyderabad Traffic Police has been conducting a ‘Special Contact Enforcement Drive’ across the city from August 23, on traffic violations which affect the life of commuters,” a press note stated.
The police said that teams headed by Inspectors and Sub-Inspectors were formed in the jurisdiction of all 25 Traffic Police Stations in Hyderabad and enforcement drives were conducted during non-peak hours of traffic.
The police mainly focused on violations like triple riding, wrong side driving, cell phone driving and riding without a helmet.
On August 23, 97 cases of triple riding were booked, while 366 people were booked for driving on the wrong side. A staggering 6,167 people were caught for driving without a helmet, while 17 cases of cell phone driving were also booked. On the same day, the police said that they caught 273 auto drivers for different violations, taking the day’s count up to 6,920.
On August 24, the police booked 8,038 people, out of which 186 were caught for triple riding and 655 were caught for driving on the wrong side. 6,789 people were booked for not wearing helmets across the city, while 45 people were caught while speaking on the cell phone and driving. 265 auto drivers were also booked for various violations.
The police also released the statistics for August 25, up to 5 pm, when it had booked 3,633 people, of which 2,992 were riders, who were not wearing a helmet. While 256 people were caught for driving on the wrong side, 93 were caught triple riding and 27 were caught driving while using the cell phone. Another 265 auto drivers were also booked.
Summing up, the traffic police said that over the last three days, it had booked 18,591 cases out of which the major offense with 15,948 cases, was not wearing a helmet.