Traffic Stick to Strike Harder!

Traffic Stick to Strike Harder!

Submitted by Newseditor on Sun, 2016-01-10 00:39 Mangaluru: As per the direction of the Supreme Court, soon signal jumping, over speeding, transporting people in goods vehicles, overloading, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, using phone while driving will attract a suspension of Driving Licence for a period of three months in Dakshina Kannada district.The law will be implemented within ten days across the district and also underaged drivers will be taken into task, said S D Sharanappa, Superintendent of Police, DK while addressing media persons on Friday. The law will be strictly implemented in association with Regional Transport Officer (RTO). “Earlier, the licence of drivers who were involved in fatal accidents used to be suspended.Similarly, traffic violators will be punished with suspension of driving licence for a period of three months under Section 19, Chapter 21 of the Central Motor Vehicle Act 1988”, he informed. He also called upon the general public to not allow their near and dear ones who are drunk to drive/ride and prompt them to follow traffic rules. “Wearing helmet is mandatory for the pillion rider as well, even small children will have to adhere to the new rule” SP added. Sharanappa also warned, “If we find any underage students riding two wheelers and coming to educational institutions police will hold the parents and the college authorities responsible. It is a serious lapse on the part of the parents and the college authorities to allow under age children/students to ride two wheelers”. A circular would be sent to all the colleges and schools to not allow underaged students to get vehicles into the campus. Police from each jurisdictional station will reach out to education institution during road safety drive on January 12, to create awareness among the students, he added. When asked if underaged student riders will be punished, an RTO official said that they would seize the vehicle and penalise the students as well as inform the parents and the school authorities.