Nanjangud: An awareness programme on traffic rules was held at the DySP’s office here on Sunday.
Over 300 auto drivers and owners participated in the programme which focused on overloading of students in school autorickshaws, importance of vehicle documents and ban on transporting people in goods vehicles. Presiding over the programme, DySP Mallick asked auto drivers to compulsorily carry driving licence and insurance papers in the vehicles and added that school autos should not ferry more number of students exceeding the limit prescribed by the Supreme Court.
He further said that autos plying without DL would invite a fine of Rs. 1,000 for the first time, Rs. 2,000 for the second time and permit would be cancelled for the third time.
Probationary DySP Sumeeth observed that violation of traffic rules is responsible for many road accidents. Circle Inspector Shekhar pointed out that deaths from road accidents are more than those from crime which should be dealt seriously.
A few auto drivers and owners pleaded for more time to get the vehicle documents updated which was turned down by the Police. SI Anand, Rural SI Punith and others were present.