More than 500 arrested for drink driving; total 5,326 traffic violation cases registered on Holi

The number of cases registered this year was drastically lower than in 2018 and 2019, where around 11,018 and 10,675 cases were registered, respectively.

More than 500 arrested for drink driving; total 5,326 traffic violation cases registered on Holi
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Despite the coronavirus scare, Mumbaikars celebrated Holi their way - with a lot of fun. However, like every year, the government had assigned more than 40,000 police officers in the city, to ensure safety during the festival. More than 1,450 police officers were on roads with the responsibility to catch riders violating traffic rules on Holi.

As per the data released by the department, a total of 5,326 traffic violation cases were registered by Mumbai Police on Tuesday, out of which 3,086 cases were registered against bikers riding without helmets, 1,285  for violating speed limits, 540 for drink driving and 342 for riding with more than one pillion rider. 

Addressin the same, Madhukar Pandey, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic department) has said that in order to ensure safety during the festival, a large team of police officers was deployed at 80 locations in the city, along with additional camera monitoring, which was used to keep an eye on rash driving.

The number of cases registered this year was drastically lower than in 2018 and 2019, where around 11,018 and 10,675 cases were registered, respectively. In 2019, 4,738 out of 10,675 cases were for riding without helmets, 789 bikers for riding with more than one pillion rider, 725 for drink driving and 430 for violating the speed limit. In 2018, 11,018 cases of traffic violations were recorded.

Traffic Police deployed in Thane and Navi Mumbai registered cases against 124 and 148 riders driving under the influence of alcohol.

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