Recently, a police official was fined for not wearing the seatbelt after stopping a doctor for the same offence. too. How did the incident take place? Read on to discover.
The new challan rates 2019 under the amended Motor Vehicle Act, which started to take effect from September 1, 2019 have created numerous ‘exciting’ incidents recently. While the stricter regulations have been implemented in some states, other states have refused to conduct the new fines, arguing that they are the reason for public uproars.
The traffic police have conducted regular checking to ensure that all people comply with the new rules. In the meanwhile, the public has also closely followed the cops and forced them to conform to the new fines. Below is an incident in Purnea, Bihar in which a police officer was forced by a doctor to issue a fine for himself.
The police official was fined for not wearing the seatbelt after stopping a doctor for the same offence.
According to the video, a doctor was stopped by the police officers who were on their regular examination for not wearing the seatbelt. While waiting to pay the fine, the doctor realized that the police who was driving the Police Control Room (PCR) van was also not wearing the seatbelt, too. The doctor recorded the driver of the van and questioned why the police officer was not wearing a seatbelt.
The doctor then insisted that not until the police driver received a challan would he pay the fine. It can be seen in the camera that a fine was issued to the police driver by the other police officers. After that, the traffic police issued a fine to the doctor.
According to the amended motor vehicle act, government officials consisting of the police, when committing a traffic offence will be fined twice the regular amount. Nevertheless, it is not usually properly enforced because most people are not informed of it. The new challan rates 2019 have been conducted by the government to reduce the accident rates in India. Numerous states have reported that there has been a decrease in the number of fines after the new challan rates are implemented.