1298 violaters challaned and 328 vehicles were impounded on the eve of festival


                   On the eve of Holi Festival, Chandigarh Police conducted special drive against drunken driving, overspeeding, without helmets, triple riding and other traffic violations in the city.

                During this drive, 1298 violators have been challaned for various traffic offences and 328 vehicles have been impounded. The description of the same is as under:-

S. No. Offence Challans
1. Without Helmet 849
2. Triple  Riding 144
3. Drunken Driving 130

                On the eve of Holi festival during this special checking, driving licences of approx. 200 drivers will be recommended for suspension for the violations of drunken driving, speeding, red light jump and use of mobile phone while driving. Further, during this year upto 21.3.2019, more than 1657 cases for suspension on driving license have been recommended by Chandigarh Traffic police.

                It is pertinent to mention that during this year upto 21.3.2019, 1269 offenders have been booked for the violation of drunken driving.

                   As per Section 185 of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, offender of drunken driving shall be punishable for the first offence with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, or with both.

                Further, as per Section 20 (2) of MV Act, 1988, drunken driving offender’s driving license shall be disqualified for period of not less than six months.

                As per Section 22(2) of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, if a person, having been previously convicted of an offence punishable under Section 185 is again convicted of an offence punishable under that section, the Court, making such subsequent conviction shall, by order, cancel the Driving Licence held by such person.

                 Chandigarh Police appeals to the general public to please follow traffic rules and regulations for their own safety.     

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