Lucknow, Sep 7: Facing criticism and even protest by the denizen over the new stringent traffic rules, Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) O P Singh has issued a new order stating the policemen will have to pay double penalty if they violate these rules.
In a directive issued on Friday night, the DGP said that all policemen will have to pay twice the fine set under the amended law (Motor Vehicle Act,1988) for breaking traffic rules whether driving an official or private vehicle.
The new Motor Vehicle Act was enforced from September 1 last which has already made an impact among the citizens due to hefty fines.
The Parliament had in July passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to tighten road traffic regulations such as the issuance of driving licence and imposes stricter penalties for violations in an attempt to improve road safety. (UNI)