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New MV Act: Delhi cops issue 5,000 challans a day

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New Delhi, Sep 07: The Delhi Police has issued around 4,000-5,000 challans on an average per day for violating traffic rules since the day the new motor vehicles act came into effect from Sunday.

A total of 254 challans have been issued for drunk driving, 1,229 for driving without a seat belt, 4,097 for driving without helmet, 1,527 for dangerous driving and 2,698 for red-light violations, a senior officer said.

Traffic policemen impose penalties on traffic offenders

Around 4,000-5,000 challans have been issued on an average per day to the traffic violators till Friday, the officer said.

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    Under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, which came into effect on September 1, the penalty for driving without insurance has been doubled from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 for first-time offenders and has gone up four times for second-time offenders to Rs 4,000.

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    Not wearing a seat belt, drunk and dangerous driving, over-speeding, jumping red lights, driving without insurance and overloading vehicles will also attract higher penalties.

    A person riding a two-wheeler without helmets will not only have to pay a fine of Rs 1,000, but would also have their licences suspended for three months.

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