As per the current data, India is home to 138 cr. people. As per the report
of Indian express, two in three households own two-wheeler vehicles while one in
three owns four-wheeler which has become the prime reason for the increase in
Traffic Jams. The responsibility of Smooth run of traffic has been given to the
respective state traffic police departments. The main work of traffic police
personals is to check the documents of drivers on road, so that infringement of
law can be prevented.
Traffic police are been instructed to check the validity of vehicle insurance
riders if needed as vehicle insurance protects an individual against financial
loss in the event of theft. It is mandatory to help the family of the deceased
who might lose their life in a car accident. The compensation under the Motor
Tribunals Act was introduced to ease the burden on the families.
The above thing mainly talks about the accountability of civilians towards
traffic personals as per the motor vehicle act. Now let's talk about the
accountability of traffic police personals. Traffic laws go the same way with
traffic personals as it goes with the civilians hence it must be followed and
obeyed in the same way by traffic personals the way civilians do.
It's a harsh truth that around 30%-40% of traffic / normal police personals
disobey traffic rules and regulations due to the absence of authority to which
those personals will be accountable if they violate traffic laws and
regulations. It's a harsh truth that only middle and lower-class civilians
suffer when they break laws while most of the time the upper class gets away by
offering a bribe.
Until now, traffic police personals are only accountable to their higher
authorities, officials of the court, and legal practitioners. one cannot deny
the fact that traffic police personals do ask for money even if all the
documents are to be shown are okay and updated. Hence keeping the issues in mind
which are been faced by civilians due to inadequate behavior and attitude of
traffic police personals, the legislature must pass a bill to form a committee
in the respective state to which all the traffic police personals will be
accountable irrespective of their hierarchy.
The committee will appoint a certain no. of under-cover officials (undercover so
that the corrupt traffic personal doesn't become aware and act as a sincere
officer in front of that committee-appointed official) who will check whether a
traffic personal is doing his/her duty honestly or not. Whether that traffic
person's own vehicle-related documents are okay or not. Whether that traffic
personal is charging extra if a rider breaks the law. everything will be
examined by committee appointed official.
The official will make a report regarding the traffic police personal and will
submit it to the committee . If the traffic personal does his duty sincerely
then the committee may or may not recommend promotion to the traffic department
on the basis of his/her performance. If the committee finds the traffic personal
corrupted, the committee will take necessary action against the traffic
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