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Dimapur Police warn auto rickshaw owners & drivers; Issue Traffic Advisories

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 5: Dimapur Police today cautioned that auto rickshaws found operating without the Auto Rickshaw Display Card System (ARDCS) would be impounded with effect from March 1.
In a press release, Dy. Commissioner of Police (Crime)/PRO stated that the ARDCS was launched on December 16 and the last date of issuance of ARDC expires on February 29. The DCP stated that this final notice is being issued in the larger interest of public convenience, safety and security, with an appeal to all the auto rickshaw owners and drivers to co-operate with the concerned authorities and to submit the required documents to the Office of the DCP (Traffic) Dimapur for obtaining the display card (ARDCS).
Traffic Advisories:
In view of the alarming reported cases of negligent and reckless driving resulting in vehicular accidents/deaths, the Dimapur Police has issued certain traffic advisories.
All commercial and heavy vehicles have been made mandatory to install retro reflective tapes on the body of the vehicle as mentioned under Rules 104 to 104E of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules. The lighting systems (brake lights, parking lights, headlights, indicators, etc) must be in operating condition at all times and shall also carry reflective/safety triangles in case of breakdowns/emergency.
As many accidents are caused on the highway due to vehicles being parked without taking proper precautionary measures, the police cautioned that all vehicle owners are not to park their vehicles by the highways/roads unattended at night or in a manner which may pose a risk to other motorists.
In case of a breakdown or emergencies at night, hazard lights and reflective triangles shall be used to warn other vehicles.
Pedestrians have been advised not to cross the highways/roads from undesignated crossing points. Instead the road over bridge/zebra crossings at police traffic islands must be used to safely cross the highway/road. Jaywalking is dangerous and is a major cause of reported hit and run accidents.
Wearing of seatbelt has been made compulsory for all passengers in vehicles fitted with seatbelts. Defaulters would be penalized U/S 194B of the MV Act.
Stating that talking on mobile phones while driving is dangerous and illegal, the police said defaulters would be penalized U/S 184 of the MV Act.
As most motor accidents occur due to excessive speed, Dimapur Police reiterated that whoever drives beyond the specified speed limits would be strictly penalized U/S 183 of the MV Act.
(Page News Service)