Bhubaneswar: The three months extended relaxation in enforcement of the amended Motor Vehicles Act is only for vehicle users to obtain required documents but the traffic violators will not be spared, said Transport Minister Padmanava Behera on Saturday.
Anyone violating traffic norms by over speeding, using mobile while driving, not wearing helmet, not wearing seat belt, etc. will have to undergo the checking process in accordance with the rules. Hence, the Minister advised people to follow the restrictions as it is for their own safety.
As the long queues at RTO offices were mainly for LLs and DLs, the relaxation is meant for obtaining these documents, said Behera while adding that talks to develop required infrastructure for quick disbursal of LLs and DLs are underway.
The State Transport Commissioner had yesterday instructed all Collectors, SPs and DCPs to carry out strict enforcement against traffic or road safety violations.
He stated that in case where offender is found to be involved in any one or more violations, the documents of the violating vehicle user be checked. Routine checking of documents in respect of vehicle users need to be avoided, unless input received regarding stolen vehicles etc., he added.
He further stated that at the time of checking, maximum three to four vehicles may be detained at a time so as to minimize the inconvenience to the public and ensure normal flow of traffic.