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Delhi police penalizes over 500 commercial vehicles for traffic violations

The state police has come down heavily on 500 erring commercial vehicles by imposing fines on them during a special two-hour-long night drive, and collected over Rs1lakh as penalty.

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Delhi police has come down heavily on erring commercial vehicles by imposing fines on over 500 such vehicles during a special two-hour-long night drive and collected over Rs1lakh as penalty.

A total of 537 commercial vehicles, including 325 heavy vehicles, were prosecuted for various violations between 9:30pm and 11:30pm last night, Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic), said.
 
"Delhi witnesses more than 2,000 fatalities every year in accidents and nearly 27 per cent are caused by commercial vehicles during night hours. To contain this menace, we have been coming down heavily on these vehicles," Garg said.

According to statistics, 234 of these were prosecuted for Supreme Court violations which has prescribed that commercial vehicles and buses in Delhi have to ply at a speed less than 40 km per hour and must run on exteme left lane.

Another 152 vehicles were fined for dangerous driving, 94 for no entry restriction violations and 48 for drunken driving. A total of 325 heavy and light vehicles and 34 dumpers were impounded.

"Most of these cases will go to court for trial but for some violations which could be compounded, Rs1,00,600 were charged as compounding fee," Garg said.

He said sustained action against commercial vehicles and drunken driving action against cars and two wheelers have resulted in fatal accidents going down by 13% this year.
 
"This is on top of the 10 per cent decline we had last year," he said.
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