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Over 58k licenses suspended in 10 months for traffic violations

Similarly, around 13,117 bikers who rode without wearing a helmet also faced suspension of their own driving license.

Nagpur: Using a mobile phone while driving a vehicle on the roads of Nagpur has proved to be very costly for 18,389 motorists, Because these drivers driving licenses have been suspended by the regional transport offices.

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Similarly, around 13,117 bikers who rode without wearing a helmet also faced suspension of their own driving license. Between January 1 and October 31 this year, the traffic police of Nagpur city has arrested about 58,048 motorists for violating the Motor Vehicle Act.

In the year 2020, 52,875 motorists/drivers also faced similar action. This year the numbers have increased significantly due to the very strict action of DCP (Traffic) Sarang Awad. And he also believes that discipline in traffic will greatly reduce the number of road accidents.

A senior official of the regional transport department has said that from January 1 to October 31, both the city and the deputy RTO East have suspended around 10,234 licenses on the request of the traffic department. And the action is taken as per the guidelines of the Supreme Court.

Issued Specific Instructions

Most of the violators had their driving licenses suspended even after being caught for many violations. Every month the traffic police send the list of violators to the regional transport offices for suspension of driving license.

A Supreme Court committee on road safety had issued special directions to each of the Central and State Territories and concerned departments to suspend driving licenses for a period of 3 months. The Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, for driving a vehicle at a speed in excess of the specified limit, Using mobile while driving, red light jump, and other violations.

The official also said that a list of violators has been received by this city office. Those whose licenses were issued elsewhere and who were outsiders.

8,456 Proposals have been sent to suspend driving licenses of four-wheelers who do not wear seat belts. And driving at breakneck speed also proved costly for the nearly 1,473 drivers as they also faced suspension of their licenses. And 8,770 drivers have been caught for violating the red light. Similarly, driving without insurance (35), carrying passengers in a carrier (843), and other offenses (6,965) were among those whose licenses had been suspended, traffic police’s data show.

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