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Using mobile phone while driving: 71 driving licenses cancelled in Jaipur

These licenses were cancelled when either the traffic cops either caught people red-handed or their offense was recorded on CCTVs installed at traffic junctions. The traffic police department forwarded the recording of CCTVs to the RTO following which action was taken against the offenders.

Harshit Sharma | July 11, 2018 | Last Updated:
July 11, 2018 9:19 am
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Jaipur: Regional Transport Office (RTO) has cancelled 71 driving licenses of people who were found using mobile phone while driving in Jaipur and nearby areas. These licenses were cancelled when either the traffic cops either caught people red-handed or their offense was recorded on CCTVs installed at traffic junctions. The traffic police department forwarded the recording of CCTVs to the RTO following which action was taken against the offenders.

“People should never use their phone while driving. We are taking this offense very seriously now because a lot of accidents take place due to this,” said an RTO officer.

After the traffic cops sent the recording of the offence to the RTO, the offenses were verified. Each of these driving license owners was served a notice requiring them to appear before RTO officers. They were given a chance to present their case and when the offense was found true, the licenses were cancelled on June 12, 15, 20, 21 and 28.

“Twenty seven of the licenses were cancelled by DTO (license) Jagatpuara, 40 by DTO Jhalana and 4 by DTO Vidhyadhar Nagar,” said the officer.

People who had their license cancelled can’t drive vehicles in their concerned category now.

“If the person whose license has been cancelled is found driving and meets an accident, no government aid will be available to him. We are in the process of cancelling 15 more licenses,” said the officer.

What to do if your license is cancelled?

Using your phone while driving is a serious offense. You should always avoid this, but if you are caught and your license is cancelled, you need to submit an appeal to the RTO within 30 days. If the appeal is rejected, you can then approach transport commissioner and then high court.

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