Surge in stop line violations on Capital roads

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Surge in stop line violations on Capital roads

Monday, 24 June 2024 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A staggering surge in stop line violations has been witnessed on the roads of the national capital with a steep increase of 57,438 violators booked by the Delhi Traffic Police. A statement by the Delhi Police revealed a substantial rise in such violations with 2,37,976 violations during the period between January 1 to June 15 in 2024 up from 1,80,538 violations last year.

This marks an approximate 32 per cent rise in the number of prosecutions for stop line violations compared to the same period last year. “This increase highlights the unit’s dedication to enforcing traffic laws and ensuring road safety throughout the city. The data indicates that there has been a marked rise in instances where drivers fail to adhere to stop line regulations,” a statement by the police stated, adding that these violations pose a significant risk to

pedestrian safety and disrupt the smooth flow of traffic.

Furthermore, the Delhi Traffic Police conducted a comprehensive analysis of the top ten traffic circles with the highest number of challans issued in 2024.

Such violations are found even in posh colonies of Defence Colony where the highest number of violators have been booked. While Defence Colony witnessed 52, 873 violations, other areas include Mayur Vihar with 33,077 violations, Safdarjung enclave with 22,671 violations, Lajpat Nagar with 19,343 violations, Dwarka with 11,675 violations, Tilak Nagar with 8,762 violations, Punjabi Bagh with 8,640 violations, Vasant Vihar with 7,954 violations, Civil Lines with 7,329 violations and Model Town with 7,177 violations.

“By identifying the areas with the most frequent traffic violations, this study facilitates targeted enforcement efforts to enhance road safety and ensure compliance with traffic regulations,” an official said.

The Traffic Police have intensified their efforts to curb this trend through increased vigilance and leveraging technology to put a stop to such violations from happening that pose a risk to the lives of Delhiites. In order to make roads safer for the people, the police have enhanced monitoring, including the deployment of automated cameras at major intersections. This has played a crucial role in detecting and recording violations.

In addition to technological measures, the Traffic Police have ramped up onground enforcement. Regular checks and stringent action against offenders are being conducted to deter motorists from breaching stop line rules.

Several awareness campaigns were conducted by the police to educate the public about the importance of stopping at designated lines and the potential consequences of non-compliance.

“The Delhi Traffic Police urge all drivers to adhere to traffic regulations, emphasising that stopping at the stop line is not only a legal requirement but also a critical safety measure. By following these rules, drivers can contribute to reducing accidents and ensuring safer roads for everyone,” the statement stated.

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