'104 DLs suspended for rash driving'

'104 DLs suspended for rash driving'

Helmet rule for pillion riders gets good response, says SP

Dakshina Kannada district police have taken the issue of fatal accidents seriously and have suspended the driving licences of 104 persons for negligent driving, said Superintendent of Police Dr Sharanappa S D. 

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the SC/ST grievances meeting in the City on Wednesday, the police officer said, “The licences are being suspended in association with the Department of Transport as per the guidelines of the Supreme Court. In 2015, a total of 86 licences were suspended, while in 2016 – from January to March 28 – 18 licences have been suspended.”

He said that the police are planning to suspend the licences of traffic offenders. “At present, the licences are suspended in accident cases where the victim has lost his or her life. The drive to check traffic offenders will be intensified in the future,” he warned.

Dr Sharanappa said that the rule making helmets mandatory for pillion riders has received good response from the general public in rural areas. As many as 5,687 persons were fined for not wearing helmet in the month of February and a fine of Rs 5,98,400 has been collected, he informed.

The SP said that he will hold talks with the MRPL and HPCL to reduce the time for shifting the gas in case of mishap in Ghat sections. “At present, although the quick response team reaches the spot immediately after the mishap, it takes 8 to 12 hours to shift the gas to another tanker,” he added. 

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