Chandigarh Traffic Police is regularly conducting special drives against drunken driving and overspeeding in the city. During this weekend (25-27 May), Chandigarh Traffic Police booked 149 persons for the violation of Drunken Driving and 256 persons for the violation of overspeeding. Further, during this year upto 28.5.2018, 3352 challans have been issued for the violation of drunken driving whereas the comparative figure for 2017 for the same period was 1264. Moreover, 6356 challans have been issued for the violation of overspeeding in the city, whereas the comparative figure for 2017 for the same period was 1203.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.
For the information of general public, the maximum speed limit for light motor vehicles in U.T. Chandigarh is 60 kilometers per hour, whereas, the maximum speed limit for two wheelers in U.T. Chandigarh is 45 kilometers per hour.
Further, as per the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety, Chandigarh Traffic Police is recommending the suspension of DL of violators of the following traffic violations even for the first such violation :-
- Over speeding
- Use of Mobile Phone
- Driving vehicle under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
- Jumping of Red Light
During this year 2018 upto 28.5.2018, driving licenses of 3859 such drivers have been recommended for suspension to concerned licensing authorities.
Chandigarh Traffic Police appeals to the general public to follow traffic rules for their own safety. Strict action shall be continued to be taken against such violations in the future.