Assistant Regional Transport Office (ARTO) Pulwama today conducted a vehicle checking drive in the district wherein hundreds of vehicles were checked during the day.
The team led by ARTO, Mukhtar Ahmad, Motor Vehicle Inspectors and other officials checked hundreds of vehicles during the day for overloading, violation of route permits , fitness, pollution norms,over speeding, use of mobile phones while driving , rash driving and other offences.
During the drive, more than 60 vehicles were challaned and an amount of Rs 30 K were recovered from offenders under various sections of Motor Vehicles Act whereas 25 vehicles were also black listed.
While sensitising the drivers regarding traffic rules, ARTO said that traffic violations leads to road accidents and kill hundreds of people on a daily basis. He said adherence to laws can avert most of the road accidents besides making commutation hassle free.
ARTO added that use of mobile phones, stunting, use of beams during night and non use of seat belts are common offences which can be easily avoided. He urged upon the drivers to be mindful of duties and responsibilities while driving and having self restraint in speeding limits is a way forward towards changing driving behaviours.40