On Sunday when the amended Motor Vehicles Act came into force with heavier penalties for traffic offences, the Delhi Traffic Police prosecuted nearly 3,900 people.

Apart from the recognised offences, such as jumping red lights and riding two-wheelers without helmets, blocking emergency vehicles has been introduced as an offence, and the guardian of juveniles who are caught at the wheel will be fined and tried as a criminal offence.

All 3,900 fines, which were issued till 7pm on Sunday, were court challans senior traffic officials confirmed.

“We are still collating the data (of offences). A consolidated figure of violations will be available on Monday,” said joint commissioner of police (traffic) Narendra Singh Bundela.

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