Traffic Police in District Kinnaur 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 Kinnaur 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 Kinnaur. 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 Reckong Peo town and other busy stations within the district like Tapri, Sangla Bazaar, Bhawanagar, etc. Many Parking and No Parking zones have been notified by the Deputy Commissioner Kinnaur at Reckong Peo 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 Kinnaur are NH-05 (Rampur to Reckong Peo and further upto Khab) which includes points like Tranda, Nathpa, Cholling, Moorang etc. Other stretches include Reckong Peo – Kalpa road (Suicide Point), Karcham – Sangla road, etc. Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has termed NH-05 as the the World’s Most Treacherous Road in the World.
Several measures have been taken by the police to scientifically handle the traffic and curb the violations like installation of ‘Spring Posts’ in the Reckong Peo town, 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 Kinnaur Police Online by creating a Login ID at HP Police Citizen Portal.