DIFFICULTIES FACED BY TRAFFIC POLICE DEPARTMENT-
It is not true that the Traffic Police Department does not face challenges during their duty period. It is shocking to see how often Traffic Police Department are confused with what measures to take to settle an issue and punish the violators.
There are many Acts like the Motor Vehicles Act for instance, that have laid numerous guidelines to help the Traffic Department in performing their duties with ease and within the frameworks of the government.
But, there are many instances where the Traffic Police are still confused whether or not they should consider the particular case a violation and issue a challan to the said person.
SCENARIOS WHICH FALL UNDER THESE –
● What steps are to be taken if a driver is found wearing an earphone or Bluetooth device while driving?
● What is to be done if a driver is found with a mobile phone in hand while driving?
● Should the Traffic Police issue a challan to a person using their phone while waiting at a red-light signal?
It is often visible in the roads where a Traffic Police officer is seen arguing with a person. This is not because the Department does not know the rules very well, but because there are some rules which are not very clearly stated.
This creates a problem for the Traffic Police Department of what exact steps should be taken by them in order to prevent people from violating the traffic rules.
STEPS TAKEN TO HELP THE TRAFFIC POLICE DEPARTMENT-
To help the Traffic Police Department deal with such cases, the Department has now started a Training Programme for their field staff.
● This training programme will focus on helping the field staff of the Traffic Department.
● The training programme will update the field staff with the latest rules and amendments in the Motor Vehicles Act.
● The department conducts two hour classes twice in a week in small batches.
“People are complaining of being challaned for no offence. Now, all the field cops will be imparted training to dispel all doubts,” said the DSP.