Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - G MO­HI­UD­DIN JEDDY

NAVI MUM­BAI: The Navi Mum­bai traf­fic depart­ment pe­nalised 3,952 mo­torists and col­lected a fine of Rs4.13 lakh from them be­tween May 17 and June 6.

In its bid to pre­vent ris­ing num­ber of road ac­ci­dents be­fore rains in the city, the traf­fic po­lice con­ducted a spe­cial drive against erring mo­torists. The spe­cial drive un­der the su­per­vi­sion of Arvind Salve, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (traf­fic) was to en­sure that vehicles must have good tyres, tail lights, re­flec­tors, wipers, mir­rors, dip­per lights, in­di­ca­tors, brake lights, mud­guards, re­flec­tors and T-mark on the rear side of trail­ers.

Such safety equip­ments can help min­imise road ac­ci­dents, he said, adding that a num­ber of ac­ci­dents take place when a sta­tion­ary ve­hi­cle with­out tail-light or re­flec­tor is parked on road.

“There is a pos­si­bil­ity of ac­ci­dents due to slip­pery and pot­hole-rid­den roads, and poor vis­i­bil­ity in heavy rains,” Salve said. The drive will con­tinue dur­ing the mon­soon too, he added.

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