Gangtok, Dec 26
The Transport Department in co-ordination with Sikkim Police is conducting three months long “Road Safety cum Enforcement Drive” from 6th January to 31st March 2020. The Drive is being conducted to create awareness among the people and road users about the need to maintain proper discipline on the road for safety of oneself and other road users. During the Drive all vehicles will be checked if the documents required for vehicle and driver are up-to-date, overloading of vehicles, drunken and drugged driving and other fitness related issues of vehicles.
The Drive will be held simultaneously in all four districts. “Checked” Stickers will be issued to the vehicles which are checked and in proper order and they will not be stopped again. The Department will also issue Stickers for those who visit the RTO Offices and show their up-to-date documents so that they are not stopped on the way. Since it is a 3 (three) months long drive no vehicle will escape. Government vehicles including that of enforcement authorities will also be checked and in case of vehicles of enforcement authorities if found violating any rule, as per section 210 B of the Motor Vehivles Act they will be fined twice the fine for the corresponding section.
The Transport Department seeks support from all the road users and general public in creating mass awareness about Road Safety and responsibility of citizens to pay taxes and dues in time.