This year a total number of 57,288 cases were recorded against bikers for riding without helmets which is four times more than last year. “The increase in the cases is to some extent due to their policing initiative to clamp down on violations”, Police officials stated.
205 total deaths were registered in road accidents this year out of which 98 are bikers, this study was shown in the latest data released by Navi Mumbai traffic police. Last year 14,403 bikers were issued challans for riding without a helmet till December. As compared to last year cases of speeding and rash driving increased. 11,374 cases were reported this year, while last year 1835 cases were registered. The number of people involving in signal jumping and using mobile phones while driving is dropped .Last year. 24,629 people were booked for jumping traffic signal and in 2019, it were reduced by more than half with only 10,936 people booked.9,057 motorists were issued challans for speaking on mobile phones this year as compared to 19,977 cases in 2018.
Arun Patil, Assistant commissioner of police, traffic informed that, the roads are cemented and are properly maintained. This not only allows a smooth flow of traffic but also has led to an increase in speeding cases. Traffic police constables are posted at junctions to keep a close watch on motorists and bikers speeding along the accident-prone roads and highways and Motorists only follow the rules if they see police personnel on the road, he concluded.
To curb accidents and traffic violations the traffic branch is increasing police presence at dark spots in Vashi, Turbhe, Kalamboli, Taloja, Nhava Sheva and Uran.