Mobile will be confiscated if you are taking over the phone while driving, DL will be suspended

Talking on mobile while driving will not only result in challan, but mobile will also be confiscated for 24 hour

Mobile will be confiscated if you are taking over the phone while driving, DL will be suspended

Talking on mobile while driving will not only result in challan, but mobile will also be confiscated for 24 hours. For this, the Transport and Police Department is going to run a special campaign for ten days in Dehradun and Haridwar starting Wednesday. ARTO-Enforcement Dehradun Dr. Rashmi Pant said that checking campaigns are conducted from time to time to follow the traffic rules. Action is taken on talking on mobile while driving and over speeding. Along with this, the drivers are also made aware of the traffic rules.

1555 such challans were issued in the district in two and a half years: In 2019, 726 such challans were issued in the district, who were talking on mobile while driving. In 2020, the transport and police challaned 595 drivers and suspended their DL for 90 days. This year also from January to June 30, 234 people have been challaned.

There is also no shortage in the cases of driving at a high speed: The more dangerous the vehicle is to talk on the mobile, the faster it is to drive the vehicle. During the Corona period, the number of drivers driving at high speed has increased. In 2019, 283 such drivers were challaned. Whereas in 2020, 779 people were challaned. 737 people till June 30 this year.

DL is also suspended with fine

Earlier there was less fine for talking and overspeeding on mobile. However, when the amended MV Act came into force in September 2019, a fine of Rs 1,000 for talking on mobile and Rs 2,000 for overspeeding was imposed in Uttarakhand. Along with this, DL is suspended for 90 days. If the driver is found driving the vehicle during this period, then a fine of five thousand rupees will be taken.

Enforcement teams have been formed for the operation. Strict action will be taken against those who break the traffic rules. Those driving two-wheelers without helmets, overloading, speeding, driving in the wrong direction will be closely monitored said Sandeep Saini, RTO (Enforcement).