State agencies to forward traffic violation notice within 15 days slot

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has formulated a notification, under the amended Motor Vehicle Act, in which the electronic enforcement devices will be referred for issuing challan.

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States enforcement agencies will have to forward traffic violation notice to the offender within the fifteen days slot of the offence committed, and the electronic record should be stacked beforehand and preserved till the disposal of challan, as per the new rules regulated by the transport ministry.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has formulated a notification, under the amended Motor Vehicle Act, in which the electronic enforcement devices will be referred for issuing challan.

“The notice of offence shall be sent within fifteen days of the occurrence of the offence and the electronic record collected by way of electronic monitoring should be stored till the disposal of challan,” the ministry said in a series of tweets.

As per the new rules, the electronic enforcement devices comprise of a speed camera, closed-circuit television camera, speed gun, body wearable camera, dashboard camera, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), weigh-in machine (WIM) and any other specified technology approved by the state government.

“State governments shall ensure that such devices are placed at high-risk / high-density corridors on National Highways, State Highways, and at critical junctions, at least in major cities with more than 1 million population, including 132 cities mentioned in the notification,” the ministry said.

It also said the electronic enforcement device should be placed in such a manner so as not to cause any obstruction, line-of-sight issues or interruption in traffic flow.

Source Business Standard
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