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Delhi Police Seize 1.71 Lakh Driving Licences For Traffic Violations

Delhi Police has seized around 1.71 lakh driving licences for jumping the red light, overspeeding and other traffic offences in one year of implementation of Supreme Court-appointed panel's directions.

PTI | December 07, 2016 6:18 AM | News

Delhi Police Seize 1.71 Lakh Driving Licences For Traffic Violations

New Delhi: Delhi Police has seized around 1.71 lakh driving licences for jumping the red light, overspeeding and other traffic offences in one year of implementation of Supreme Court-appointed panel’s directions.

“A total of 1,71,956 motorists were caught and their driving licences were seized during the period starting December 15, 2015, and November 30, 2016,” said Garima Bhatnagar, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic).

The maximum number of driving licences, 90,666, were seized for jumping the red light. Overspeeding cases comprised the second highest cause of seizing 71,625 driving licences, she said.

Offences like the use of mobile while driving and drunken driving resulted in the seizure of 4,600 and 3,438 driving licences, respectively, the officer said, adding that the number of these two cases was far too less than other common offences as people have started taking precautions to avoid being caught.

She added that use of goods vehicles for carrying passengers led to the seizure of 1,401 driving licences.

Delhi Police is the first force in the country to have implemented the directions of the apex court-appointed three- member committee on road safety chaired by Justice K S Radhakrishnan.

The directions of Supreme Court appointed a committee on road safety came into operation from December 15 last year.

The committee has directed for the seizure of driving licences of traffic violators and suspension for at least three months over offences like overspeeding, drunken driving, use of mobile phones while driving and carrying passengers in goods vehicles.

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