Fancy number plates have always been the talk of the town but it may now attract penalty. The names ‘Nana’, ‘Dada’, and ‘Bhaigiri’ will not be permitted, and even common names such as ‘Appa’, ‘Sai’, and ‘Mother’ will no longer work.
The decision was made by the authorities in an effort to crack down on vehicles that flaunt illegal and inappropriate number plates. The move comes after several reports of motorists using such plates to evade traffic fines and other penalties.
In addition, the traffic police have also set their aim on vehicles that have dark black film installed on their windows. The tinted film not only violates traffic regulations but also poses a security threat as it can make it difficult for law enforcement officials to see inside the vehicle.
Moreover, the traffic police have also started cracking down on motorbikes and cars that create excessive noise by tampering with their silencers. This kind of noise pollution can cause a nuisance to the public and disturb the peace.
The high number of cases related to fancy number plates, tinted glass, and silencers show that these issues are prevalent on the roads and need to be addressed.
Traffic Action (dated 29 November 2022 to 13 March 2023)
- Fancy Number Plate – 4100 Cases
- Amount Rs- 31,09,600/- Penalty
- Tinted Glass – 2997 cases, Amount Rs- 30,42,150/- Penalty
- Silencer Penalty – 2517 cases,
- Penalty Amount Rs- 26,60,501/-
“It is important for drivers to understand the importance of following traffic rules and regulations and to make sure their vehicles are in compliance with the law. This will not only prevent them from being fined but also ensure the safety of themselves and others on the road” said Nitin Salunke, Deccan Traffic Division, Pune city traffic Police.
” Follow traffic rules to avoid any inconvenience and penalty. We have started taking actions on fancy number plates and will continue this drive,” said Vijay Magar, Deputy Commissioner of Pune traffic Police.