Suspension of the Driving License
The Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety, vide its letter of even number dated 18″ Aug, 2015 had, inter-alia, issued the following direction to all States/UTs and their concerned Departments for taking action by them:
Suspension of the Driving License for a period of not less than 3 months under Section 19 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 read with Rule 21 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 for:
- Driving at a speed exceeding the specified limit which in the Committee’s view would also include red light jumping;
- Carrying overload in goods carriages and carrying persons in goods carriages;
- Driving vehicles under the influence of drink and drugs;
- Using mobile phone while driving a vehicle
This has been considered by the Committee in detail. The Committee directs that in case of above traffic violations, the Traffic Police should take possession of the Driving License of the violator and forward it to the Transport Department. of the concerned State/ UT (united territory), who would suspend the License for a period of not less than 3 months under Section 19 of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 read with Rule 21 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. The Transport Department would return the Driving License to the violator after the expiry of said period.
All States/UTs ((united territory))are requested to comply with the above directions of the Committee strictly.
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