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Traffic violation notice to reach you within 15 days now as Centre tightens rules

"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 tweeted.

Traffic violation notice to reach you within 15 days now as Centre tightens rules-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Aug 19, 2021, 5:09 PM IST
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According to the new set of rules issued by the Transport Ministry, vehicles found flouting traffic rules, can now expect electronic challan, or e-challan, to reach home of the owners in just 15 days.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) under the under the amended Motor Vehicle Act 1989 for Electronic Monitoring and Enforcement of Road Safety, notified that state agencies should send traffic violation notice to the offender within 15 days of the offence committed, and the electronic record should be stored till the disposal of 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 tweeted.

The MoRTH shared the details of the move today and said, “The electronic enforcement devices include speed camera, closed-circuit television camera, speed gun, body wearable camera, dashboard camera, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), weigh-in machine (WIM) and any such other technology specified 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.

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The ministry further 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.

Footage from an electronic enforcement device having an electronic stamp for location, date and time, can be used to issue challan for not driving within the prescribed speed limit, stopping or parking vehicle at an unauthorised location and not wearing protective headgear or helmet, according to the newly notified rules.

The ministry intends to increase the scope to more places and make it more effective with the help of devices like body wearable cameras or dashboard cameras to record the offence.

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