The Jammu and Kashmir Traffic Police has recovered Rs 81.33 lakh during last three months by imposing fine on as may as 46,779 vehicles found violating traffic rules.
“We have started a major crackdown against life threatening traffic offences and challaned 46,779 vehicles and imposed a fine to the tune of Rs 81.33 lakh during special drive,” DIG (Traffic) Jammu Range, Shakeel Ahmed Beig said.
An average of 800 traffic violators are being fined every day and an amount of Rs 1.35 lakh compound money is being recovered from them, he said. Crackdown started after two weeks of awareness programme taken up by the department in September to educate drivers regarding Traffic rules, Beig said. A special drive will be launched against seat-belt violations from December 17 this year, he said, adding that the traffic police has also cracked a whip on its own personnel for violating norms.