Traffic Violations Earn Huge Amounts For Telangana
The government made Rs. 235 crores in 11 months of 2018 from your transgressions on the roads, but fewer people died.
Hyderabad | 30th December 2018
The number of road accidents reduced by 3% (from 22,811 in 2016 to 22,484 in 2017 and 20,325 in 2018 upto November) and the compounding fee collected from traffic offenders rose by 92% (from Rs 124 crores in 2016 to Rs 190 crores in 2017 and Rs 235.59 crores in 2018), says the annual report released by the Road Safety Authority, Telangana.
There was also a reduction in deaths in road accidents by 10%, from 7,219 in 2016 to 6,596 in 2017 and 5,985 in 2018, and of 2% in the number of injured, from 24,217 in 2016 to 23,990 in 2017 and 21,818 in 2018.
There was an increase of 32% in the number of M V Act cases, from 71,07,173 in 2016 to 84,83,509 in 2017 and 93,92,343 in 2018.
The compounding fee collected from two-wheeler drivers for not wearing helmets rose to Rs. 56.3 crores during 2018 (upto November), from Rs. 31.3 crores during 2017. The next highest amount collected during 2018 was for over-speeding - Rs. 38.4 crores, as against Rs. 37.6 crores during 2017.
The compounding fee collected for wrong parking of vehicles on highways and other roads amounted to Rs. 14.5 crores during 2018, as against Rs. 8.5 crores during the previous year. The fee collected for drunken driving accounted for Rs. 7.3 crores in 2018, as against Rs. 2.3 crores during the previous year.
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