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Driving or riding on the wrong side of the road is a most common traffic offence in India. Driving on the wrong side of the road can lead to serious consequences and we have already seen many such incidents. Now, driving or riding on the wrong side of the road can land you in jail.
Yes, to curb the practice of wrong side driving, Pimpri Chinchwad Police has started registering a criminal case against such offenders. The criminal case will be registered under section 279 (rash driving) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). If found guilty, a person can be fined for Rs 1,000 or can be imprisoned for up to six months.
The Pune Police is also planning to follow the same practice against wrong side driving offenders. The Pimpri Chinchwad Police has already booked 19 vehicles including both two-wheeler and three-wheeler. The offenders were booked under section 279 of IPC and the Police will soon file a charge sheet against them.
Driving on the wrong side of the road is a common problem across the country. Many people opt to drive on the wrong side to save time or to cut the travel distance. But by driving on the wrong side, a person puts his and others life at risk.
Driving on the wrong side of the highway can be extremely dangerous as the oncoming traffic will be moving at high speeds. The situation becomes worse at night. The drivers/riders use high beam while driving on the wrong side and it can distract the oncoming traffic.
You should always follow the traffic rules and should never drive on the wrong side of the road. Despite the risk involved, people still prefer to go on the wrong side to save some time. But they forget that they might end up colliding with the oncoming traffic. So, think twice before you drive on the wrong side of the road.
Thoughts On Driving On The Wrong Side Of The Road
It is good to see Police taking stern action against people driving on the wrong side of the road. We expect other state Police departments to follow the same to curb the practice of wrong side driving. Wrong side driving can be dangerous, especially at night. So, never drive in the opposite lane as it may lead to a serious accident.