Jaipur: Jaipur traffic police has penalised 664 traffic violators, many of them young students, in a nine-day special campaign to check under-age driving.
The campaign was run from November 10 to 18 at 20 places in the city and the locations were near the city schools where several minors were found driving vehicles.
"A total of 664 persons were penalised in the special campaign, in which 288 were two-wheeler drivers including students," DCP Traffic Haidar Ali Zaidi said.
He informed that the special campaign was run with an aim to check the traffic rules violations, especially driving by minors, in the city and additional police staff was provided to senior officers for the purpose.
"Driving by minors is a matter of concern so the special campaign was focused on them particularly. Along with this, other people violating traffic rules were also penalised," he said.
Zaidi said that special activities for awareness for students were also being run by the traffic department.
Drivers of 22 cars, 244 auto-rickshaws and 69 loading vehicles were also penalised in the campaign, he informed.
Sanjeev Sankhla, a motor driving expert, said that minors aged 13-14 years can be seen driving vehicles to schools which was a dangerous trend.
"School children can be seen driving two wheelers and also without helmets. They violate traffic rules and put their lives in danger but it is not very hard to make young students understand the dangers of driving... It is for the parents and the schools to see it," he said.