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Drunken driving in Jaipur on rise; only a few violators facing penalty

The city’s traffic police catches more than 70 drivers for drunken driving on a daily basis. Half of them are counselled and let off after a challan, while a recommendation for cancellation or suspension of the license is made in the remaining cases.

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January 10, 2019 3:37 pm
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Jaipur: In order to control the road mishaps due to rash and drunken driving, the Jaipur traffic police seizes the driver’s license and sends it to the Regional Transport Office (RTO) for cancellation or suspension. However, a large number of drivers go scot free as the RTO has failed to take any appropriate action against them. Of the 4674 seized license, suspension and cancellation penalty was imposed on only 1658 licenses in 2018.

According to the statistics, the city’s traffic police catches more than 70 drivers for drunken driving on a daily basis. Half of them are counselled and let off after a challan, while a recommendation for cancellation or suspension of the license is made in the remaining cases.

Traffic cops seized 4420 licenses in 2017 and 4674 licenses in 2018 and sent them to RTO. Of them, the transport department cancelled 846 licenses in 2017 and 1658 licenses in 2018.

A senior traffic department officer said that the traffic police is very strict about the rules, rash, and drunk driving cases. A lot of people are caught daily for rash driving incidents. The cops seize the driver’s license and send them to the RTO. Of them, the transport department takes strict actions in only a few cases.

A Senior RTO officer said that the process of license suspension or cancellation is very long and proper evidence is required for cancelling or suspending the driver’s license.

First published: January 10, 2019
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