Traffic Police in District sirmour is made up of a team of around 15 constables headed by I/C Traffic.
With analysis of past seven year data on accidents it has been found that nearly half of the accidents in District sirmour happen between 6-10 pm. This is primarily because the drivers ply their vehicles in drunken condition and the probability of accident of their vehicle increases. Other factors which lead to accidents are poor condition of roads, extreme hilly terrain, faulty maintenance of vehicles, weather, overloading, reckless driving and underage driving. However, maximum violations happen under Drunken Driving and Unauthorised Driving (w/o valid Driving License) in District sirmour. In violations of Drunken Driving, traffic police seizes the License of the violator and sends it to concerned RLA for suspension of license for 3 months as per Honorable Supreme Court Guidelines.
Apart from penalizing against MV Act violations, traffic police in its resolve is also making efforts towards management of Parking and No Parking areas within the Nahan and Paonta town and other busy stations within the district like Kala Amb, Puruwala, Majra, Renuka Ji, Rajgarh, Pachhad, Shillai Bazaar etc. Many Parking and No Parking zones have been notified by the Deputy Commissioner sirmour at Nahan which are being implemented by the Traffic Police.
Police Crane is used to tow away the vehicles that are wrongly parked in the ‘No Parking’ area as per its Standing Order approved by the IGP Southern Range, Shimla.
Various road links which are very prone to accident in District sirmour are NH-07 (Dehradun to Chandigarh ) which includes points like Paonta Sahib ,Majra, Kala Amb etc.
Several measures have been taken by the police to scientifically handle the traffic and curb the violations like using better designed and reflective barricades, use of traffic reflective traffic jackets, hi-technology breath analysers to detect Drunken Driving, Doppler Radar for overspeeding, etc.
Violators can also pay their MV Act Traffic Challan done by the sirmour Police Online by creating a Login ID at HP Police Citizen Portal.