More than two dozen driving licenses of people caught talking on mobile phones while driving could be cancelled by Regional Transport office (RTO) Jaipur.
RTO has started issuing the notices to such licence holders and they are being called for hearing after which a suitable action will be taken.
Officials in the RTO said that there are about 25-30 licenses of the offenders which have been sent by the traffic police and now they will be dealt according to the orders of the High Court. It may be noted that a division bench of Justices GK Vyas and RC Jhala had issued the order on April 27 regarding this. The order had said that if a driver is found using mobile phone while driving the vehicle, his licence should be forwarded to RTO for cancellation.
The court had also said that such carelessness by the vehicle driers was leading to accidents and had also directed that photographs and other credentials of such drivers be forwarded to the concerned RTO so that their licences could be cancelled.After that the traffic police sprung into action and has found 205-30 people whose licence may be cancelled if they are not able to defend their action of taking over mobiles while driving.
A lot many accidents on the roads are currently taking place because the people driving four wheelers or two wheeler are talking on mobile phone while driving.
More daring ones can also be seen typing on mobile phones while driving. The problem gets aggravated during the rush hour when a few people start driving slowly in middle of the road while using their mobile phones.The tendency is seen not only among the people driving private vehicles but also among cab drivers as well as in drivers of low floor buses who while driving the bus can often be seen talking on mobile phones.
Recently, while speaking to DNA, OSD of Jaipur City Transport Services Limited ( JCTSL) Neelima Takshak admitted that action by traffic police against the drivers flouting traffic rules has been taken in the past.
After that the traffic police sprung into action and has found 205-30 people whose licence may be cancelled if they are not able to defend their action of taking over mobiles while driving.