The Punjab government has issued strict directions to transport authorities in the field to take serious action against owners and users of vehicles with loud multi-toned horns to curb incidents of motor accidents in Punjab. Strict action will be taken against those caught in violation of the rule that includes heavy penalties in the form of hefty fines, impounding of vehicle or cancellation of Driver’s License.While disclosing this here today PunjabTransport Minister, Mr. Ajit Singh Kohar said that guidelines are to be implemented within the state to ensure the safety and peace of the commuters, pedestrians and the resident community.
Loud horns pose a multitude of threats and are a nuisance, contributing to noise pollution and hampering peace & tranquility. Mr. Kohar has personally issued directions to the Commissioners of Police & SSP’s and has been assured of full cooperation by the police.Mr. Kohar has further said that nobody is to be excused; action will be taken against officers in violation of the rules as well. A vigilant check is to be maintained and compliance with the ban on loud, multi-toned horns has to be executed at the earliest.He also stressed upon the need to spread awareness about safety guidelines amongst the youth of the state. A firm hand can only enforce what an educated, informed mind can execute. If the commuters are made aware of the hazards of using such horns, compliance with the ban will automatically be implemented.