Hyderabad : After the implementation of the new Motor Vehicle Act, traffic cops across the nation have been collecting huge money from traffic violators. But Rachakonda police commissionerate in Greater Hyderabad is trying an innovative method to make the motorists follow the rules. Instead of imposing fines for violations, the traffic police is facilitating the violators to buy the helmet or obtain necessary documents so that they don’t repeat the violations the next time.
Those found without helmet were politely asked to buy one on the spot while those not having documents like pollution checked or insurance were assisted to get the same from authorities concerned on the spot. For the violators found driving without helmet, the traffic police got the slots booked online with the Road Transport Authority (RTA) to obtain the license.
The initiative by Rachakonda police won appreciation from people. Netizens hailed the move, saying imposing penalties is not the only solution to deal with violations. It may be mentioned that Deputy Commissioner of Police (traffic) Divya Charan Rao launched the innovative drive on Saturday.