The road rulebook was read out to auto-rickshaw drivers in Dhanbad on Wednesday to check rash driving and ensure smooth flow of traffic.
Traffic personnel, under the leadership of traffic DSP P.C. Jha, conducted awareness drives at Bank More, Matkuria, Birsa Munda Chowk and Gandhi Chowk near Combined Building to warn three-wheeler operators that they ought to stick to rules failing which they would be penalised. They were particularly warned about overloading, stopping vehicles anywhere on their whim, flouting the dress code and playing vulgar songs on music systems.
The exercise, which kicked off around 11am from Bank More police station, was part of a fortnight-long drive under which areas like Patherdih, Digwadih, Jharia, Putki, Katras, Govindpur and Jamadoba were covered.
“We inspected over 2,000 vehicles, but none had an audio system. So, there is no question of playing vulgar songs. We also told the drivers that they must wear the prescribed blue shirts and trousers. It is difficult to enforce this rule during winter as most wear sweaters,” Jha said.