IN THE DELHI HIGH COURT, A LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST A “FAULTY” TRAFFIC PENALTY MECHANISM.

IN THE DELHI HIGH COURT, A LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST A “FAULTY” TRAFFIC PENALTY MECHANISM.

Introduction – delhi high court

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act of 2019’s process for issuing Traffic penalty or challans has been challenged in the Delhi High Court.

it is challenging with the argument that it is “arbitrary and faulty”.

also, it needs to be corrected with better technology.

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According to the petition filed by lawyer Sonali Karwasra, fines have been imposing without proper and reliable technology in place.

Also, there is a need for standardization of the technology uses to track traffic violations.

She claims that there are “several lacunas” in effectively enforcing the Act due to the authorities’ use of obsolete.

Traffic violations

it is outdating technology to detect traffic violations.

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According to her petition, there have been cases where substantial fines have been imposed.

it is due to defective equipment, only to have the Traffic penalty withdrawn.

The alleged bulk recall of more than 1.57 lakh fines issued by the traffic department for over-speeding on National Highway 24. this is one example mentioning in the plea.

According to the petition, speed violation detection technology, drink driving breath analyzing technology, and red-light violation technology are all out of date.

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It has also claimed that the government really has not made information about the technologies being used to track these traffic violations public and that as a result, no information about the technology’s errors, weaknesses, or constraints is available in the public domain.

Delhi Government

The petition also asks the Center and the Delhi government to ensure that the appropriate infrastructure is in place for tracking traffic violations, as well as to standardise and update the technology in use to meet international standards.

 

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