Traffic Police drive from Aug 1 to curb playing music in vehicles

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New Delhi, Jul 31 (UNI) In a bid to curb the practice of playing music or movies in motor vehicles, the Delhi Traffic Police plans to launch a drive from tomorrow under which any blueline bus driver playing music or any private car driver using DVD screen on front panel will be prosecuted under relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.

''Under Rule 102 of the Delhi Motor Vehicle Rules, 1993, the Delhi Traffic Police have been empowered to issue orders for placement of audio, visual, radio, tape recorder etc or like type of devices in motor vehicles plying on the roads of Delhi.

''Accordingly, to curb noise pollution, increase safety of motorists and inexercise of power under Rule 102 of the Delhi Motor Vehicles Rules, 1993, playing of music in all bluelines buses and private cars using DVD screen on the front panel or located such as can be viewed from the front seat are ordered to remove such devices, failing which strict action will be taken,'' a Delhi police release said.

Under the special drive, any driver found violating the above rule is liable to be prosecuted under section 177 of the M V Act, 1988 and attracts a fine which may extend to Rs 100 for first offence and for second or subsequent offence the fine may extend upto Rs 300.

The initiative comes following complaints that playing of loud music while driving often causes annoyance, nuisance to the passengers and also embarrassment and harrassment to women passengers travelling in the buses.

Playing of music in buses also distracts the attention of the drivers, causing accidents.

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