New Delhi: Albeit Delhi traffic police deserves encomiums for reducing the road accident tolls in comparison with the figures of the last 5 years, Delhiites are on the top of pulling all punches to transgress traffic norms, despite efforts and suggestions made by the law enforcement agency to follow rules and regulations.

Five-and-half lakh more chalans, comparing with previous year, have been issued. Road accidents claimed 1,991 lives this year, against 2076 of the last year.

Giving status of special corridor to Ring Road, Outer Ring Road, Mathura Road, National Highway-8 and 24, the traffic police had imposed lane system there. Road side parking and vehicle jumping lane were banned, which have reduced death toll to 444 against 501 of the previous year, police said.

According to traffic police, Aurobindo Marg, Bhisham Pitamah Marg, Sardar Patel Marg have witnessed more road accidents.

“This year 87, 810 drivers have been issued chalans on special corridors in which 66,608 for wrong parking, 5,964 for jumping red light, 13,678 for breaking lane and 87 for dangerous driving,” Joint Commissioner Satyendra Garg said. 

JPN/Bureau