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BJP-ruled states reduce hefty traffic fines, and Gadkari isn't happy!

12 Sep 2019

BJP-ruled states reduce hefty traffic fines, and Gadkari isn't happy!

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which governs a large part of the country, has been embarrassed by its own Chief Ministers.

Truck driver fined Rs. 86,500 under new Motor Vehicle Act

08 Sep 2019

Truck driver fined Rs. 86,500 under new Motor Vehicle Act

In a bizarre piece of news, a truck driver in the Sambalpur district of Odisha was fined a whopping Rs. 86,500 for traffic violations.

In Delhi, cops to pay double-penalty for violating traffic laws

05 Sep 2019

In Delhi, cops to pay double-penalty for violating traffic laws

The new traffic laws, which levy heavy penalty on offenders, has turned out to be a double whammy for police personnel in Delhi.

Congress-governed Rajasthan and MP won't implement new Motor Vehicles Act

02 Sep 2019

Congress-governed Rajasthan and MP won't implement new Motor Vehicles Act

The new Motor Vehicles Act, aimed at making roads safer for Indians, came into being on Sunday, September 1.

New #MotorVehicleAct: Rs. 1,000 for jumping red light, and more

01 Sep 2019

New #MotorVehicleAct: Rs. 1,000 for jumping red light, and more

Heftier penalties and fines for traffic rule violations come into force today across the country as 63 clauses of the newly-amended Motor Vehicle Act will be implemented from Sunday.

Mumbai's car density surpasses that of Delhi's by five times

26 Mar 2019

Mumbai's car density surpasses that of Delhi's by five times

Mumbai has become the most car-congested city in India with a density of 510 private cars for every kilometer of road, compared to 108 of Delhi's, said Maharashtra transport department.

Mumbaikars can now report traffic offenses using this app

04 Feb 2019

Mumbaikars can now report traffic offenses using this app

Making better use of technology, Mumbai Police has brought forward a new mobile application for Mumbaikars to upload live images of traffic violations such as people driving without helmets, or talking on the phone while driving.

Hyderabad police now sends letters to drunk driver's HR head

20 Jan 2019

Hyderabad police now sends letters to drunk driver's HR head

Drunk driving is one of the most common causes of accidents in India and the traffic police have been coming up with new tactics to prevent such mishaps.

Ganjam Police starts using digital system to collect MV fines

11 Jan 2019

Ganjam Police starts using digital system to collect MV fines

The Odisha police have started using the digital system in Ganjam district for collection of fine from the offenders of motor vehicles (MV) rules.

#NewYearsEve: More than 500 charged in drink-and-drive cases in Delhi

01 Jan 2019

#NewYearsEve: More than 500 charged in drink-and-drive cases in Delhi

Over 500 drunken revelers, most of them youngsters were penalized by the Delhi Police on New Year's Eve, officials said today.

Kolkata Police offers discounts upto 65% for unpaid traffic fines

24 Dec 2018

Kolkata Police offers discounts upto 65% for unpaid traffic fines

Kolkatans, if you haven't yet paid your traffic dues, do it now, as the city police is offering a discount up to 65% if you settle your pending dues.

Caught-on-cam: Driver breaks rule, doesn't stop, drags traffic-cop on bonnet

20 Dec 2018

Caught-on-cam: Driver breaks rule, doesn't stop, drags traffic-cop on bonnet

In yet another incident which highlights road rage in Delhi/NCR, a driver dragged a traffic cop on his car's bonnet for 100 meters after he was pulled up for breaking the rule.

Bengaluru: It's either emptying pockets or jail-term for footpath riders

22 Nov 2018

Bengaluru: It's either emptying pockets or jail-term for footpath riders

After multiple campaigns, drives and even steps like cancelling licenses failed to curb the menace of footpath riders, Bengaluru Police has now decided on a sterner action.

Watch: Ranveer Singh getting angry at man for rash-driving

05 Sep 2018

Watch: Ranveer Singh getting angry at man for rash-driving

A video of Bollywood's live-wire Ranveer Singh abusing a man has surfaced on the Internet and has got everyone talking.

Hugo Lloris charged with drunk driving, might lose Tottenham captaincy

26 Aug 2018

Hugo Lloris charged with drunk driving, might lose Tottenham captaincy

On Friday, France's World Cup winning captain, Hugo Lloris, was charged with drunk driving at Gloucester Place in Central London.

This 57-year-old Gurugram businessman manages traffic every day, selflessly

24 Aug 2018

This 57-year-old Gurugram businessman manages traffic every day, selflessly

It was in 2011 that this businessman realized how bad Gurugram traffic is and decided to do something about it.

Bengaluru: Yamraj does Kiki, only to warn you against it!

14 Aug 2018

Bengaluru: Yamraj does Kiki, only to warn you against it!

That the Kiki challenge, which entails you to dance beside a slowly-moving car, has gone viral is no news. It is also a no-brainer that it's extremely dangerous.

Blue or orange? Vehicles in Delhi-NCR to soon be color-labeled

13 Aug 2018

Blue or orange? Vehicles in Delhi-NCR to soon be color-labeled

The SC has accepted a proposal by the road transport and highways ministry to color-label vehicles depending on the fuel they use.

Independence Day: Traffic restrictions in Delhi from Monday

12 Aug 2018

Independence Day: Traffic restrictions in Delhi from Monday

Traffic restrictions will be in place for Independence Day function at the Red Fort and on its full dress rehearsal tomorrow.

Why are Salman, Aaditya Thackeray on Mumbai Police's offenders' list?

11 Aug 2018

Why are Salman, Aaditya Thackeray on Mumbai Police's offenders' list?

Some of the so-called celebrities and known personalities, who earn in crores, have shown stinginess in not paying fines for breaking traffic rules.

Delhi HC slams government, police for not regularizing jam-causing e-rickshaws

02 Aug 2018

Delhi HC slams government, police for not regularizing jam-causing e-rickshaws

The Delhi HC slammed the state police and government yesterday, asking them why e-rickshaws are still plying on roads they have been prohibited from.

Delhi: SC asks police chief for timeline to clear traffic-bottlenecks

31 Jul 2018

Delhi: SC asks police chief for timeline to clear traffic-bottlenecks

The Supreme Court yesterday directed the Delhi Police Commissioner, Amulya Patnaik, to come out with a timeline for removing traffic bottlenecks at 77 congested corridors in Delhi and also asked him to deal with impounded vehicles lying at police stations.

After Yamraj, Lord Ganesha now prods Bengalureans to wear helmets

30 Jul 2018

After Yamraj, Lord Ganesha now prods Bengalureans to wear helmets

Last week a pot-bellied Lord Ganesha was seen roaming on Bengaluru streets, a fortnight after Yamraj's visit to the city.

SRK lauds Assam Police for using his pose for road-safety

28 Jul 2018

SRK lauds Assam Police for using his pose for road-safety

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has appreciated the use of his signature romantic pose of outstretched arms by the Assam Police to create traffic awareness in the state.

Delhi HC mandates number-plates for all cars, even for president

19 Jul 2018

Delhi HC mandates number-plates for all cars, even for president

Addressing the rampant VIP culture in the country, the Delhi HC has ruled that all vehicles plying on the roads, whether they belong to the common man or the president, must be registered and display number plates.

Potholes killed 10 people daily in 2017. Terrorism killed 2

15 Jul 2018

Potholes killed 10 people daily in 2017. Terrorism killed 2

Judging by fresh data released by the states, Indians should fear potholes more than they do terrorists.

120 trucks entering Delhi fined for overloading this month

14 Jul 2018

120 trucks entering Delhi fined for overloading this month

In a drive conducted earlier this month against overloaded commercial vehicles entering the national capital, Delhi Transport Department and the NHAI imposed fines on 120 trucks.

Bengaluru Police hires 'Yamraj' to deliver road safety message

11 Jul 2018

Bengaluru Police hires 'Yamraj' to deliver road safety message

Bengalureans were surprised to see a mace-wielding 'Yamraj' on the roads yesterday, stopping helmet-less two-wheeler drivers.

Kerala Governor pays fine for speed-limit violation by official car

05 Jul 2018

Kerala Governor pays fine for speed-limit violation by official car

Kerala Governor P Sathasivam has asked his office to remit the requisite fine for violation of speed-limit by his official vehicle two months ago, exercising a sobering effect on the "high-profile" violators of the traffic rule.

Delhi traffic police now has 319 'sentinels' working for them

01 May 2018

Delhi traffic police now has 319 'sentinels' working for them

While launching 'traffic sentinel scheme' as part of National Road Safety Week-2018, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik made a special mention of a certain Ganga Ram.

Commercial driving licenses not required for driving taxis, autos

19 Apr 2018

Commercial driving licenses not required for driving taxis, autos

Commercial driving licenses will not be required henceforth for driving taxis, three-wheelers, e-rickshaws, and two wheelers (for food delivery, transport services etc.), the government has announced.

Why doesn't Delhi fine its drunk women drivers?

24 Mar 2018

Why doesn't Delhi fine its drunk women drivers?

In the last five years, no woman has been fined for driving intoxicated in Delhi.

Mumbai: Use 'push-buttons,' stop traffic at junctions for easy crossing

16 Mar 2018

Mumbai: Use 'push-buttons,' stop traffic at junctions for easy crossing

To ease crossing of busy roads and junctions for pedestrians, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has installed 'push buttons' at major traffic junctions on Wednesday.

Delhi holi: 1,918 booked for drunk driving; 9,300 booked overall

03 Mar 2018

Delhi holi: 1,918 booked for drunk driving; 9,300 booked overall

Delhi police's increased security and scrutiny on the day of Holi brought results, apparently.

Fresh trouble disrupts Kapil Sharma's new beginning

15 Feb 2018

Fresh trouble disrupts Kapil Sharma's new beginning

Fresh troubles have caught up to Kapil Sharma who seemed to have moved past the bad phase with the announcement of his comeback show. The ace comedian just recently started making news for the right reasons but is now back under the dubious spotlight.

Railway Minister's plan to take '50% cars' off Delhi's roads

15 Feb 2018

Railway Minister's plan to take '50% cars' off Delhi's roads

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has a plan to take send "50% cars off the roads" in Delhi: revive the long-neglected ring rail and link it with Delhi Metro services.

Delhi drafts policy for removing vehicles older than 15 years

05 Feb 2018

Delhi drafts policy for removing vehicles older than 15 years

Delhi is gearing up to become India's first city with an "end of vehicle life" policy as it works on draft rules to remove all vehicles older than 15 years from roads.

Delhi police to launch drive against traffic offenders

30 Jan 2018

Delhi police to launch drive against traffic offenders

Delhi Police is all set to launch its zero tolerance drive against traffic offenders from February 1.

#DontAppAndDrive: Mumbai Police gives driving lessons to Mumbaikars

26 Jan 2018

#DontAppAndDrive: Mumbai Police gives driving lessons to Mumbaikars

Mumbai Police has time and again tried to spread awareness messages to the residents, with a pinch of humor and wit.

Long jams in Delhi as traffic restrictions implemented for R-Day

23 Jan 2018

Long jams in Delhi as traffic restrictions implemented for R-Day

As traffic restrictions ahead of Republic Day were enforced in Delhi, jams erupted at various places.