April 1, 2018
Throwing caution to the wind, an owner of a Honda Jazz has to pay ₹1.82 lakh in traffic penalties for driving beyond the speed limit ‘127 times’ in Hyderabad.
It has been reported that a Jazz car has been repeatedly flouting speed restrictions on Hyderabad’s Outer Ring road. The driver has been repeatedly issued e-challans after his vehicle was caught beyond the 100 kmph limit. He however neither paid the fine nor showed any signs of slowing down.
Traffic dept. officials also say that alerts were sent to his registered mobile number but it is possible that the driver does not make use of the number any longer. Nonetheless, close to ₹2 lakh in fine is astronomical by any stretch of the imagination.
It has been reported that the car has been regularly caught on CCTV cameras placed on the road over a period between April 4 of 2017 & March 10 this year. The Cyberabad Traffic Police’s 5 speed guns have been tracking his movement & e-challans were issued each time.
While other vehicles have previously been seized when found flouting speed norms for the 4th time, it’s strange why this particular car was either not halted or seized even when found over-speeding for one year.
That a major accident wasn’t caused by the vehicle is only a stroke of good fortune for both the driver & for other drivers & pedestrians on the road.