New Traffic Fines from today
Circles yours ideas are important and perhaps the organisation Indian Police Foundation can also sensitise the police forces more
Of course the above applies to traffic offenses too as far as corruption is concerned. Instead of paying Rs. 1000 fine, its cheaper to pay Rs. 500 to policeman. Instead of going to jail, its better to pay a few thousands to policeman.
The policeman accepts these bribes because he himself has paid huge bribes to get his job, his posting. Plus he knows that in many cases the offense is inadvertent and the penalty, especially imprisonment is too harsh.
Firstly attack the problem of flouting of Traffic Rules by ensuring stringent checks before issuing a driving license. Next, make it possible to follow the rules. Then find a way to keep track of the offenses committed by a driver and consul him/warn him. Finally if there is a repeat offender, fine/imprison as is appropriate. more