Hyderabad traffic police look to curb wrong-side driving, triple-riding
HYDERABAD: The traffic police are planning to start safety drives to prevent wrong-side driving and overloading of vehicles from Monday, to curb the number of accidents and on-road fatalities.
According to the data shared by the Hyderabad Traffic Police, a total of 23 deaths were recorded due to negligent driving up to October 31 in 2022. Fifteen of the deaths were attributed to wrong-side driving, while in eight instances, triple-riding on bikes was cited as the cause.
The police said that they will start a drive to educate commuters about wrong-side driving and triple-riding on bikes on November 21, and start enforcing fines from November 28.
They said wrong-side driving will attract a fine of Rs. 1,700 while Rs. 1,200 will be levied on those found triple-riding on bikes.
As per the data, 15 and 21 wrong-side deaths were recorded in 2020 and 2021, respectively, while the respective numbers for triple-riding were 24 and 15.
The joint commissioner of traffic, A.V. Ranganath, appealed to citizens to abide by traffic laws for their safety as well as the safety of other commuters. He said that the special drives will ensure smoother traffic flow and a safer motoring experience.