In modern metropolitan cities, the task of ensuring safe roads is of paramount importance. Automated systems of e-challans (Electronic traffic-violation receipt) are now being deployed across cities to record traffic violations and to issue fines. In the present study, an automated e-challan system established in Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India) has been analyzed for characterizing user behaviour, violation types as well as finding spatial and temporal patterns in the data. We describe a method of collecting e-challan data from the e-challan portal of Ahmedabad traffic police and create a dataset of over 3 million e-challans. The dataset was first analyzed to characterize user behaviour with respect to repeat offenses and fine payment. We demonstrate that a lot of users repeat their offenses (traffic violation) frequently and are less likely to pay fines of higher value. Next, we analyze the data from a spatial and temporal perspective and identify certain spatio-temporal patterns present in our dataset. We find that there is a drastic increase/decrease in the number of e-challans issued during the festival days and identify a few hotspots in the city that have high intensity of traffic violations. In the end, we propose a set of 5 features to model recidivism in traffic violations and train multiple classifiers on our dataset to evaluate the effectiveness of our proposed features. The proposed approach achieves 95% accuracy on the dataset.