The Hyderabad traffic police booked 8,930 cases for different violations against auto-rickshaw drivers ferrying children to schools in the last fortnight.

P Viswa Prasad, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Hyderabad, said the special drive was against the auto rickshaw drivers for violations such as carrying extra children, drivers without uniform, drivers without driving license etc. “The special focus is on auto rickshaws without fitness certificates, driving licenses, drunken driving and overloading,” said the official.

The traffic police also booked 390 cases against schools buses and vans for violations that include drunk driving and overloading. “Special teams of the traffic police had held meetings with the school managements and parents to create awareness about student safety.