Barang, Jan 14: Father of a minor boy had to cough up a penalty of Rs 26000 for traffic violation under the amended MV Act.
The 17 year old boy was caught driving a scooty near Barang police station during a regular check by transport officials. The boy was caught driving the vehicle without helmet and without a driving licence. The challan was issued on the name of Mangaraj Parida, the father of the minor son.
“We have been creating awareness for school children not to drive vehicles. Besides we also urge the parents not to allow their minor children drive vehicles,” said a transport official.