No honking please: Mumbai police

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No Honking Drive
Mumbai, Feb 5: Be careful when you honk next time while driving else you may end up paying a fine to traffic police in Mumbai. The Mumbai traffic police, taking positive cues from its successful campaign against drunken driving in metropolis have decided to launch a 10-day 'No Honking Drive' from Thursday, Feb 5.

The aim is to prevent motorists from honking unnecessarily and to reduce noise pollution on the city streets. Sanjay Barve, the Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) said, "The drive is aimed at preventing the motorists from honking their horns without any genuine reason and creating awareness among the people about the problems caused by noise pollution."

He added that the traffic police personals stationed at various junctions will warn the motorists not to honk unnecessarily and will fine them if needed. Barve said the intention is not to fine but to develop a habit of no honking among the motorists.

Commissioner added that street plays raising awareness about the negative effect of noise pollution will be enacted at various junctions. "Stickers promoting no honking will be distributed to school children. We will ask them to label the stickers on vehicles and tell them to ask their parents not to honk," he said.

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OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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