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Police collects Rs81,500 from three teenagers for violating traffic rules in Bihar

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PATNA: Three teenagers from Bihar had a very bitter experience of breaking the traffic rules implemented from this month as they had to pay fine through their noses, literally.

The trio was fined for Rs 81,500! The matter relates to Saharsa district of Bihar.

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The first teenager was fined for Rs 26,500, the second one had to cough up Rs27,500 while the third one too had to pay Rs27,500. They all had been caught driving the bikes.

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“We collected Rs81,500 from them for violating the traffic rules,” a local motor vehicle inspector Santosh Kumar Singh told the media on Friday.

Authorities said the police have realized Rs13.13 lakh (Rs1.31 million) for violating the traffic rules in Patna in the past five days.

The local residents have strongly opposed the move and said the government should have launched extensive awareness drive about traffic rules first before imposing hefty fine on violators.

“Increasing fine for violating traffic rules has become a profitable business for the government. Instead of imposing hefty fine, the government should have focused on awareness drive. The move won’t succeed,” former Indian Medical Association (IMA) president Dr Sachchidanand Kumar told the media today.

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