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Police restricts unauthorized use of sirens, Helmets to be made compulsory
April 13
Published on 14 Apr. 2010 12:13 AM IST
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DIMAPUR: Come April 20, Dimapur Traffic police will strictly enforce checking to prevent unauthorized usage of sirens, designation plates and flag post in vehicles. The move comes at a right time with a rise in unauthorized usage of designation plates and sirens by a number of presidents and general secretaries of various unions, political parties and even the church bodies.
While maintaining that a large section of people were still unaware about the Central Vehicles Act of 1989 and subsequent notification of the Transport Department, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic), Dimapur, Longpok Lemtur said that it was become a very controversial issue when the implementation part was carried out.
Meanwhile, wearing of helmets by both the driver and pillion rider has been made compulsory. Informing about the notification, Dy SP (T) Longpok Lemtur said that traffic personnel along with other police personnel will carry out the exercise on a mass scale. When asked about the quantum of punishment for the defaulters, he informed that challans will be issued on the spot.
Additional SP Dimapur I Sungit Longkumer also lamented that most of the people took the enforcement of wearing helmets as a punishment rather than their safety concerns. He also further added that more than 90 percent of fatal casualties involving two wheelers could have been avoided if helmets were used.
Use of sirens: Governor and CM of the state, VVIPs, Union Ministers Governors and CM of other state on visit and Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly.
Use of red lights with blinker, designation plates and flag post: Governor and CM of the state, Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Ministers/Parliamentary Secretaries/Deputy Speaker, MLAs, Chief Justice and Judge of High court/MP, state Chief Information Commissioner.
Use of red lights without blinker, designation plates and flag post: Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretaries, Information Commissioners, DGP, Principal Secretaries/Commissioner & Secretaries and equivalent officers of other central services on deputation, NPSC Chairman and members, Vigilance Commissioner, Advocate General, Accountant General, Secretaries, VC Of NU, Army/Paramilitary and police officers who are entitled to use regimental flag and DCs and SPs of the districts.
Use of organization/designation plates: Chairperson/Deputy Chairperson/members of municipals and town councils, Central govt departments and Govt of India undertakings such as BSNL, Census, DD, SBI etc.
Use of designation plates (Red background): ADCs, SDO (C), Border Magistrate and Revenue Officer.
Use of multi-colored red/blue and white light combination: Police pilot vehicles as per entitlement of all VVIPs, recovery/breakdown crane on road accident duty, police vehicle on road/traffic interception duty, ambulances on emergency and fire tenders.
This notification also includes security forces and other paramilitary forces deployed in Nagaland.

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