Helmetless Riders In Odisha: 2,073 Challans Issued, 400 Licences Suspended, 77 Two-Wheelers Seized
Cuttack: In the two-week-long special drive against helmetless riders in Odisha, launched by the State Transport Authority (STA) on Tuesday, a total of 2,073 e-challans have been issued in the last 24 hours.
A total of 77 two-wheelers, whose riders were driving without licence, have been seized, Rs 4,30,400 collected in fine and 400 licences of riders caught driving without helmets suspended.
“The main aim of this drive is to create a sense of responsibility among road users for prevention of road accidents and fatalities. It has been observed that of the accidents taking place on national highways and state highways, many are related to two-wheeler riders. Due to continuous enforcement activities people are using helmets in the urban areas but are unfortunately avoiding wearing helmets on highways where protection is much more needed,” Sanjay Biswal, Joint Commissioner Transport (Road Safety), said.
The special drive against helmetless riders, which began on Tuesday, will continue till August 30.