Even before the start of Shab-e-Barat, youngsters and parents were briefed about stunts on roads. Though the impact was not hundred per cent the good thing is that cases of stunt biking was reported less than last year when more than 5,500 motorists were fined for traffic violations in Delhi.
This year on one night, the Delhi Traffic Police fined over 4,500 motorcyclists for various offences with the majority of them being challaned for riding two-wheelers without helmets. The areas from where maximum violations were reported included Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, ITO junction, and Lodhi Road, police said.
While 3,296 people were challaned on the spot, around 1,570 will be sent challans at their residence. The Delhi Traffic Police started the crackdown at 10 PM that lasted for eight hours in which twenty-seven vehicles were impounded while as many as 2,101 motorists were challaned for riding without helmets.
To discourage youths from involving in rogue biking and doing stunt over 1,000 traffic police personnel along with local police teams were deployed on Delhi’s streets and strategic locations.
Earlier, the L-G office had issued a message informing violators of zero tolerance towards those involved in stunt during driving bikes. In Okhla too several efforts were made with some residents putting on posters across the city urging youths from avoiding creating ruckus on roads on Shab-e-Barat.