In a letter by the Senior Police Inspector of the Kashimira Traffic Control Department of the Thane Rural Police to the Administrative Officer of Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation, it has revealed that the MBMC employees were found to be violating traffic rules the most here amid the lockdown and empty roads.
Movements of vehicles are banned due to lockdown to prevent spread of corona infection. However, government employees, health care workers and essential service vehicles are allowed. So, there are no traffic jams like situation in the city. Then also, one has to follow the traffic rules to avoid any kind of accidents. Therefore, Thane Rural Traffic Police is taking regular action against such vehicles.
Anil Pawar (SPI) and Chief of Traffic Department of Kashimira Division in his official letter to the MBMC’s Administrative Officer has asked to put some traffic sense in the in the minds of the careless civic employees.
Bluntly, Mr Pawar in his letter states that most of the municipal corporation employees were riding without helmet and rash driving. Four wheeler drivers were driving without seat belts and jumping signals. “When they caught, flaunt their employee identity cards, and say they are on essential services. They argue with the on duty traffic cops and names senior municipal officers,” stated Pawar.
“This type of behavior in public place is not suitable for government employees. This has led to suspicions among the general public that the police are biased in their law and penalising. Therefore, the officers and employees of the corporation should be instructed to follow the rules while driving,” Pawar has informed the corporation.
Police penalized errant drivers
Meanwhile, the traffic police registered 892 cases against bikers and motorists under the Motor Vehicle Act on Wednesday. In which 488 cases were registered on two-wheelers while 302 cases on four-wheelers. However, police has registered 102 cases against three-wheelers drivers. Rs 3.12 lakh has been collected from the violators. However, 27 people were also booked for disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.