Between December 2019 and December 2022, the Karnataka Transport Department (KTD) collected ₹1.12 crore as penalty for possessing wrong number plates.
Story so far: Out of the 6.07 lakh vehicles inspected in the period, hefty fines were imposed on 14,620 violators. Transport officials have declared that the crackdown on faulty number plates that feature unauthorised names, emblems, names of associations, is going to continue until complete compliance by the people.
- Routine drives across Bengaluru’s urban and rural divisions reveal that the number plate violations are highest in the Bengaluru Urban division.
- Contrarily, 1.69 lakh vehicles were inspected in Mysuru, where only 1,139 violations were recorded.
On avoiding fines: Transport officials want to encourage residents of Bengaluru to preemptively remove unauthorized elements from their vehicles so that they can avoid fines. Recently, the Traffic Police published a tweet lauding citizens for driving peacefully on new year’s eve.