The Maharashtra traffic police, in order to deal with people who violate traffic rules, on Saturday issued a circular asking traffic police departments across the state to start acting against everyday traffic violations from Monday. The state traffic police have asked its departments across the state to suspend driving licence if someone violates traffic rules.
According to Hindustan Times, the rule will come into effect in Mumbai too, and the department will review its provisions over the coming week and define a plan specific to the city. The state police decided to implement this stringent rule after the Supreme Court expressed concern over the increasing number of road accidents in the country.
The notification says that a driver’s licence may be cancelled for a maximum of three months for every breach of traffic rules. Also, the state transport department has given instructions to the police to ensure how the decision can be implemented with immediate effect. According to the order, driving licence will be suspended if anyone jumps red signal or talks on a mobile while riding a two-wheeler, carries excessive goods in a goods vehicle than prescribed limits, uses goods vehicle for passenger transport, drinks and drives or drives after consuming intoxicants. The licences would be confiscated under Section 19 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 read with Rule 21 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, disqualifying the offender from holding a driving licence for a specified period.