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View Poll Results: How often do you get challan'ed?
Never been challan'ed! I'm too good a driver 25 22.52%
Rarely/less than once a year. I'm super-careful driver 59 53.15%
Once a year on average. I'm a careful driver 17 15.32%
Twice a year on average. I drive well, but sometimes... 8 7.21%
Thrice a year on average. Mistakes happen... 1 0.90%
More than thrice a year. The cops are biased... 1 0.90%
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Old 5th September 2009, 00:50   #16
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Driving/Riding since last 16 years in different countries and here are my counts.
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: 2 times for not carrying 2 wheeler document in Bangalore.
2: Twice for entering in wrong lane in Car, never found any one way sign near Chakala, Mumbai.
3: Once in entering in one way near JC Road, Bangalore. Again no sign and cops were waiting near a Ministers house.
4: Parked Car In no parking zone in Ooty.

US:
No Fine/ Ticket

Canada:
No FIne/Ticket

Denmark:
No fine / Ticket

BTW did not get caught lot of times.
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Old 5th September 2009, 10:35   #17
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I really envy the few folks here who have NEVER ever been challan'ed, during whatever number of years/kilometres they've been driving!

And the one gentleman who has been downright honest to state that he contributes to FITPLOT (Fund for Improvement of the Traffic Policeman's Lot) more than thrice a year - our hats off to that kind of honesty, but we'd like to know out of sheer curiosity, why the cops are so biased against your driving style!
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Old 5th September 2009, 14:14   #18
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1995:
Friends bike, we were in the Eleventh Standard.
Triple riding, failure to stop, disobedience to a police officer, no license, no RC, no insurance, of course smartass answers did not help either.

1997:
My insurance papers did not have the regn number for my less than a year old bike.
Cop tricked me into paying him Rs 50.

1999 or 2000: (don't remember correctly)
Signal violation as per cop.
I had to break hard as a bus violated the Signal on its side.
When the cop saw me I am in the middle of the road and the signal was red.
Paid Rs 50 and kept shouting at the cop.

2001: No parking violation. Car got towed about 10 feet and I paid some money to the leechers. They were contractors and not cops. Car was parked for less than 5 mins.

2003:
First week of owning a bike in Hyderabad. Took a right turn at a signal.
In my defense there was no signboard or anything to warn about the same.
Challaned for Rs 50. Got receipt as well. Shouted at the cop about the signboards not being there.

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Old 6th September 2009, 11:31   #19
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272 views and 28 votes till now. Can't we be so honest as to own up to our challans? Getting challan'ed, for whatever reason, right or wrong, is not a cause to hang one's head in shame.

Let's get more members taking the poll please!
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Old 6th September 2009, 12:17   #20
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13 years of driving

Average Kms in a month 2000+ Kms

2 times - Old 800 no papers - Bribed Rs 200

4 times - Overspeeding between 2006 to 2008 Rs 900 ( pinched like hell everytime )

Once - err D****** Driving - Rs 3000 and that too license was siezed for 30 days and had to get the license released from the court near Priya. Am careful now

These were some honest confessions
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Old 6th September 2009, 12:46   #21
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Let see
95 or 96 (cant remember). No parking. I think I paid Rs100. Jayanagar 4th block

2000, red light break (actually it switched from yellow to red and guess i was the last guy in the line). Paid 100. Near MG road

2008, overspeeding on the great new devanhalli airport road. Paid 300.

Also got couple of challans home for bad driving. I think one was in 2005 and one in 2006.

I think overall 5. Have been driving since 95. Any case I dont think i want any more!
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Old 6th September 2009, 12:52   #22
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Have been driving since 1976 (got my licence in 1977). My challan history:

1978 - IInd year in college. Speeding on my bullet with GF - Rs.40/-

1984 - Driving my amby on Prithviraj Road. Stopped on Zebra crossing - Rs.50/-

1991 - Driving on Ridge Road - Radar caught me speeding in my M800DX at 67 kmph - Rs.200/-

2004 - MG road, near Qutub Minar, Tata Safari Dark windows - Rs. 200/-

All paid in full and receipts taken. Never challaned ever after..
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Been driving since 1975.

1990 - Challaned for parking in No Parking zone (Kasturba Rd, Bangalore). Went to Infantry Road Police Station for paying fine, there was no one to take payment for 4 hours - came back

1994 - Fined DM40 for overspeeding @74kmph on A81 near Stuttgart (Baustelle zone is 70kmph usually, this one was 60kmph, and not one person in hundreds of cars driving south to Switzerland early on a Saturday morning noticed that! Traffic Control would have minted money at that Baustelle). Paid ASAP

2005 - Challaned 100/- near SKB Sweets on DVG Road, BLR for parking on a side street. SI on bike says go to Basavanagudi Police Station and pay - made him take the money and give a receipt. And then he says if you want you can park the whole day - just show the receipt

2008 - Challaned 100/- for parking on the sidewalk (no one walks on that stretch near the Honda 2-wheeler showroom) on Dr.Rajkumar Rd, BLR. Challan was a sticker stuck on windshield - cops are not allowed to tow away cars in BLR now, after someone took them to court for damaging his car. Promptly paid at a Bangalore One center
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Old 6th September 2009, 13:51   #24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aditya View Post
Once for lane cutting - it was the cops acting smart.
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Originally Posted by akas_chauhan View Post
2: Twice for entering in wrong lane in Car, never found any one way sign near Chakala, Mumbai.
Cops in north catch you for cutting lanes? driving in wrong lane? Are lanes vehicle specific there?

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Been driving since 1975.

2008 - Challaned 100/- for parking on the sidewalk (no one walks on that stretch near the Honda 2-wheeler showroom) on Dr.Rajkumar Rd, BLR. Challan was a sticker stuck on windshield - cops are not allowed to tow away cars in BLR now, after someone took them to court for damaging his car. Promptly paid at a Bangalore One center
Happened to me day before yesterday when i parked my car and went tho the Honda two wheeler showroom.
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Old 6th September 2009, 14:48   #25
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Never fined/paid for driving offence in India!
Once in US, I was stopped by cops and asked me to rectify the rear signal light and show them within a time frame. No fine involved!
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Never fined/paid for driving offence in India!
Once in US, I was stopped by cops and asked me to rectify the rear signal light and show them within a time frame. No fine involved!
How long have you been driving in India? How do the cops in US judge when they met you last to get something rectified , do they issue a ticket with the date and time?

Also do you get fined if you don't get it done what they asked you to do?
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Old 6th September 2009, 16:16   #27
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In 11 years of driving (got DL in 1998) I have been fined thrice. Once in Mumbai for lane cutting and twice in Pune for parking at no parking (obscure signs). On all occasions I was driving a motorcycle and was new to the respective cities. Never bribed cop... paid against challans only.
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I was fifteen when learned two wheelers and 18 at 4 wheelers, till now say another 15 years from starting to learn and drive two wheels in my area's only till 18, have got challaned twice, once 3 years back was dropping family to pvt.bus stop to catch a bus and parked inside the bus stand which i didnt knew was allowed, paid Rs.50/- and second time was checked for PUC and i did had but older one and was not renewed and luckly just week was passed to renew and paid Rs.100/- for that.else then this luckly never have been fined.
Was caught twice more but didnt needed to pay anything and officer let go me, once i was having a photocopy of my license, and second time was not wearing helmet.Helmet incident, officer didnt cut the chalan and took 50/- or 100/- and left of me.
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Old 6th September 2009, 17:10   #29
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Quote:
why the cops are so biased against your driving style!
Last time i checked online i had 2 pending challans.
Plus we get challans through mail once or twice a year.
Sometimes it my fault ,sometimes our driver is the culprit.

Have made `Yahin settle kar lo` payments many times though.!

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I really envy the few folks here who have NEVER ever been challan'ed, during whatever number of years/kilometres they've been driving!
Yeah ,really hard to believe but i guess its possible.

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Old 7th September 2009, 12:38   #30
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Traffic police prompty put a jammer on my car a couple of months back when I parked it on the road outside my sister's house (usually it was a parking zone but they had recently changed it to no-parking which I did not "see" )

Other than that have not been challan'd in my car, although I drive it mostly on week-ends and maybe once or twice a week. (Total 25k) Add to that some 10-15k driving done on my sister's M800 and Swift with no challans either.

On my bike(s)?
Have had a couple of incidences of bike being lifted from no-parking zones (in Pune the bloody white lines are really hard to spot sometimes!) and not carrying PUC/papers. But number of those is quite less, considering I have been riding a bike for 13+ years.
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