DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 29: Dimapur police has notified maximum speed limit of 50 Km/hour for all types of motor vehicles from Zion Hospital Junction to Chumoukedima and from Chathe Bridge (Patkai/Seithekema) towards Niuland District for one month from December 1 to 31 next.
The maximum speed limit within Dimapur city area has been made 30 Km/hour.
Meanwhile police has made wearing of seatbelts mandatory.
In a traffic advisory, police said driving/carrying passengers without seatbelt or driving a vehicle with a child below 14 years of age without safety belt of child restraint system is an offence.
Police also notified that driving without a protective head gear/using non-ISI graded helmets/not fastening chin straps are violation of traffic rules.
The advisory also asked shopkeepers/business owners not to occupy parking space of shoppers along the NL Road, Circular Road and GS Road for the entire day. It requested drivers to park their vehicles responsibly at designated parking spots and not to stop/park at ‘no parking zones’. Vehicles shall be towed if not parked properly, it warned.
It also informed that only parallel parking will be allowed from Purana Bazar to Chumoukedima to ensure free flow of traffic. Angular/haphazardly parked vehicles shall be towed away, it said.
Requesting all vehicles, particularly 2-wheelers/3-wheelers, to observe lane/line discipline and not overtake other vehicles lined-up in the existing lane while waiting at traffic stops leading to multiple lanes, police warned that defaulters will be penalized.
Unauthorized retro fitments on vehicles are not permitted, it said.
The advisory also notified that all unregistered vehicles plying without a temporary permit issued by the concerned transport authority shall be impounded and defaulters booked.
The advisory comes into immediate effect and there will be zero-tolerance for violation of traffic laws and defaulters strictly penalized, it warned.
(Page News Service)