Traffic citations issued by the Indian government have a reputation for being a “glorious event,” but the process is sometimes so cumbersome that some people do not know how to handle them, experts said.
The latest traffic citation, for example, issued to the student in the capital, New Delhi, is on account of a speeding violation in Delhi’s central business district of Bandra, officials said Monday.
The citation is for an accident with the police vehicle on June 12, 2017, which occurred on the outskirts of Bandramathapuram, police said in a statement.
The police vehicle involved in the accident was in the middle of an intersection when it was hit by a bus on a road leading to the Bandra Business District.
The driver of the bus, who was wearing a helmet, sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
It is yet unclear what, if any, legal action will be taken against the driver, according to the statement.
A traffic violation is usually a warning, but in the case of the Bandramathi accident, it is an offence under the Prevention of Traffic Accidents (Prohibition) Act, 1961.
The law gives police powers to take action against people who “recklessly” fail to yield the right of way to the police or vehicles.
Traffic violations can also lead to fines and penalties.
The criminal case against the Bandravati student has been transferred to a magistrate court.
“The student has to pay the fine.
The fine will be recovered by the local police station,” said Anil Kumar, a police officer, who works for the Delhi police.
The student was released from hospital after spending a night in the hospital.
The road around the Bandras is crowded with buses and vehicles and some drivers stop for breath tests before entering the city.