Hyderabad: Hyderabad traffic police on Friday started implementing the pillion rider helmet rule to reduce the number of fatalities in road accidents in the city.
As per Motors Vehicle Act 1989, riding the two-wheeler without wearing a helmet attracts a penalty of Rs. 100. Now, the same penalty will be imposed even if the pillion rider is found not wearing the helmet.
Apart from implementing the pillion rider helmet rule, the traffic police started imposing fines on those who are not wearing face masks/covers. In order to trace violators of face mask rule, police are using Surveillance cameras and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques.
Violators of the face mask rule will not only have to pay Rs. 1000 as fine but also have to face charges under Section 51(b) of the Disaster Management Act.
COVID-19 cases in Telangana
Meanwhile, Telangana continues to report COVID-19 cases. On Thursday, a total of 183 new COVID-19 cases and one related fatality were recorded in the state, pushing the caseload to 6,69,739 and the death toll to 3,943.
A total of 183 COVID-19 recoveries were reported, taking the total number of recoveries to 6,61,829, leaving active cases at 3,967, a state government bulletin said.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation logged the highest number of 59 cases followed by Karimnagar (18) and Rangareddy (15) districts.