En­sure your car is fit for mon­soon

The traf­fic po­lice’s drive will con­tinue till June 6; er­rant mo­torists will be fined

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Sang­hami­tra Sen­gupta sang­hami­tra.sen­gupta@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NAVI MUM­BAI: The traf­fic po­lice have be­gun their pre-mon­soon drive to check whether the ve­hi­cles are fit for the rain.

Con­ducted an­nu­ally by the traf­fic po­lice, the drive will con­tinue till June 6.

The traf­fic po­lice will check the ve­hi­cles and lay down safety rules which are to be fol­lowed by mo­torists ev­ery year dur­ing the mon­soon sea­son.

Dur­ing the 21-day drive, ve­hi­cles will be stopped and in­spected on the roads and high­ways by the traf­fic po­lice to en­sure that they meet the cri­te­ria of the Cen­tral Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles Act and Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles Act, said the deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (traf­fic), Arvind Salve.

All ve­hi­cles must have tyres with the nec­es­sary grip to avoid skid­ding when the brakes are ap­plied and the mud­guards should have a rubber flap so that dirty wa­ter isn’t splashed onto neigh­bour­ing two-wheeler rid­ers and pedes­tri­ans, are among the ba­sics.

The traf­fic de­part­ment of­fi­cials said the ob­jec­tive of the drive is to spread max­i­mum aware­ness among the mo­torists to keep their ve­hi­cles well-main­tained so that they are safe from ac­ci­dents dur­ing the mon­soon.

The drive which is be­ing con­ducted in all the 15 traf­fic units’ ju­ris­dic­tion is mainly fo­cus­ing on ve­hic­u­lar fit­ness such as work­ing con­di­tion of wipers, tail light, proper tyres.

Mo­torists caught with faulty

parts will be fined un­der the Cen­tral Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles Rule and Ma­ha­rash­tra Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles Rule. Af­ter the drive, the to­tal num­ber of cases booked for of­fences and the fines col­lected will be com­piled from the all units and reg­is­tered at the Be­la­pur traf­fic po­lice head of­fice.

“Although mo­torists them­selves know that there are some faulty parts in their ve­hi­cles,

they do not bother to get them re­paired on time. We have been con­duct­ing the an­nual pre-mon­soon drive ev­ery year, stress­ing the im­por­tance of var­i­ous safety mea­sures by en­sur­ing proper func­tion­ing of wipers, tail lights and brakes. Wear­ing hel­met is com­pul­sory,” said Salve.

Of­fi­cials said that apart from check­ing the ve­hi­cles, they are also brief­ing mo­torists to be

ex­tra care­ful while driv­ing dur­ing mon­soon as the roads be­come slip­pery and there is more chance of skid­ding and hence they must strictly stick to the pre­scribed speed lim­its. Strict warn­ings are also be­ing given to pil­lion rid­ers to wear hel­met which has been made manda­tory dur­ing a no­ti­fi­ca­tion in Fe­bru­ary.

The traf­fic po­lice of­fi­cials said although the four-wheel­ers and two-wheels are still found to fol­low­ing norms to some ex­tent, it is the au­torick­shaws and heavy ve­hi­cles that are more prob­lem­atic. “Max­i­mum faults are found in au­torick­shaws and heavy ve­hi­cles and they do not bother to keep a reg­u­lar check un­til caught in such drives,” said a traf­fic of­fi­cial from the Sea­woods traf­fic po­lice unit.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.