UTTARAKHAND TRAFFIC POLICE ISSUE A ‘CHALLAN’ TO A UP COP FOR USING SIRENS ON HIS PERSONAL VEHICLE.

UTTARAKHAND TRAFFIC POLICE ISSUE A ‘CHALLAN’ TO A UP COP FOR USING SIRENS ON HIS PERSONAL VEHICLE.

Introduction 

Uttarakhand Traffic Police now started a new policy to issue challan for using sirens on a personal vehicle. People can’t stop talking and even complaining about, the latest traffic fines as they come into force.  However, recent events have already shown that no one is immune to these harsh penalties, including the police.

Did you know that installing sirens and other accessories on your car is against the law? And if we have been ignorant, a cop would undoubtedly be aware, right? One law enforcement officer, on the other hand, had to pay the price for breaking the law.

Uttarakhand Traffic Police Issue a Challan 

In India, flashing lights and sirens are banned on all vehicles. except for ambulances, fire trucks, official police vehicles, and army vehicles.  therefore, what will happen if a cop is caught doing the very same thing in his own car? Other cops confront him and challenged him!

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In Almora, Uttarakhand, a police officer from Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, came to pay a visit. The police officer was riding in his personal Maruti Suzuki Dzire, which was equipped with flashers and sirens. The accessories just could not be legally installed on the vehicle since it was a private-registered vehicle.

City Patrol Unit (CPU)

Traffic police in the area stopped the vehicle near the Almora taxi stand, citing the illegality of the case. The driver at the time got out and started claiming to be a senior inspector from Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, who was on vacation in the area. The City Patrol Unit (CPU)  visited after a heated argument between traffic cops and a police official.

As per the Senior Inspector, using the flasher and siren on his personal vehicle in Uttar Pradesh was no problem. On the other hand, The Uttarakhand Traffic police maintained that it is an unlawful activity. As a result, Uttarakhand Traffic Police fined the UP Police Senior Inspector Rs 2,000.

Since 2017, any car, including that of the Prime Minister’s, has indeed been prohibited from the use of sirens or flashers. Even so, some vehicles are still using them and which is not necessary.  also, it doesn’t fall under the category of vehicles that are licensed to use them. The question of how to bring the traffic rule into effect arises at this stage. The Uttarakhand Traffic Police department clarified how the law applies to all and that there are no exceptions. The Uttarakhand Traffic Police enforced the rule by stating that this really applies to all and that no exceptions can be made in its implementation. The officials deserve a lot of credit for this!

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After the implementation of the new Motor Vehicle Act, traffic challans have now become a hot topic of discussion. Surprisingly, the Delhi Police announced a significant decrease in the number of challans given to traffic law violators, owing to revised traffic penalties for these kinds of offenses.

 

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