Jamshedpur : The East Singhbhum district traffic police today intensified helmet checking drive at various strategic locations.
Drive was conducted at Sakchi, Bistupur, Golmuri, Mango and Sidhgora. The cops intercepted two-wheeler riders without helmets.
There are five traffic police stations in the city and they are located beside Bistupur police station, Jugsalai police station, Sakchi police station, Golmuri police station and Mango police station respectively.
Whenever there was a helmet checking drive, they are conducted close to the place where the traffic police station exists.
Over 150 youths including school children were caught during the drive which began at Sakchi at around 10.30 am . The drive was conducted simultaneously at various other places including Bistupur and Golmuri. At Bistupur around 100 youths driving without helmet were caught.
Deputy superintendent of police (traffic) J Kerketta who was supervising the drive said that the drive will continue.
“The helmet drive was part of traffic policing and would continue.
We alone cannot implement all rules. The offenders also included school students. Parents should not allow their wards to ride two-wheelers without helmets and license,” said Kerketta.
The DSP said that many people in the city use tinted glasses in their vehicles and SUVs without dark glasses are rare here. In many cases, owner of a vehicle uses flag of a certain political party to avoid the cops.
A fine of Rs 270 was levied on two wheelers violating traffic norms like riding without helmets. Once again, violation of helmet rule dominated the list of errors committed by two-wheeler users. Many were fined for driving without possessing a helmet or driving without wearing it.
The officials claim that periodic checks have resulted in decline in fatal accident rates in the city. Further, periodic drives enabled the traffic police to book more cases against the violators.