Police collect Rs 12.28 lakh in fine from 3,007 people

Sakal Times
Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashok Morale said, “We appeal to people to remove these crash guards/bull-bars from their vehicles to avoid being penalised.” In December last year, the Central government had asked states to take a stern action against unauthorised fitment of crash guards or bull-bars on vehicles, saying that such fittings pose a safety concern for pedestrians

Pune: In the last 25 days, the Pune city police’s traffic branch has collected Rs 12.28 lakh from 3,007 people whose vehicles had bull-bars on them.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashok Morale said, “We appeal to people to remove these crash guards/bull-bars from their vehicles to avoid being penalised.” In December last year, the Central government had asked states to take a stern action against unauthorised fitment of crash guards or bull-bars on vehicles, saying that such fittings pose a safety concern for pedestrians.

These bars are fitted in violation of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, which prescribes a fine of Rs 1,000 for a driver for a first offence and Rs 2,000 for a second or subsequent offences, while the penalty for sellers or deliverers could be Rs 5,000. The circular states, “Crash guards or bull-bars on vehicles pose serious safety concerns to pedestrians as well as occupants of the vehicle.”

 

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