B'lore traffic law violators to face cancellation of DL

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Bangalore Traffic police
Bangalore, Sept 30: The Bangalore City Traffic Police is planning to implement a new law to stop traffic violators. According to the new law, motorists who violate the traffic law thrice will face cancellation of their driving licences. The law is likely to be enforced within a couple of months.

Bangalore City Traffic Police is also planning to prepare a list of repeat offenders. Offenders will have to undergo a trial in court and a traffic server will be upgraded to track them.

According to a senior traffic police officer, BlackBerry devices which are being used by traffic police to book the violation will be modified for recording both licence and registration numbers of the violators. The new modification in the device will ease the cancellation of licences. The Blackberry device that is currently at use can only record vehicle numbers.

"When we stop violators for repeated offences they usually escape by stating that he/she was not driving the vehicle when the particular offence was committed. But with the new system there will be no scope for arguments and we shall seize the licences of repeated offenders and send them to court for trial," a traffic police officer said.

"We are discussing the configuration changes with the service providers and soon all the handsets used by traffic cops will be enabled to note licence numbers of violators," the officer said.

The traffic police also likely to raise fine amounts to control the traffic offenders. The officer said that if someone parks his car on the footpath, he will be fined Rs 100. The same amount will be fined for parking in any mall for over three hours. "The fines for traffic violations must be increased so that commuters think twice before breaking the law" officer added.

In 2010, traffic police registered a total of 33,33,112 cases and this year traffic police has already fined 17 lakh traffic violators. Till August, 2011, traffic police collected around 27 crore in fines.

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