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Rajasthan High Court orders cancelling of licence of those talking on the mobile while driving

Team SoOLEGAL 30 Apr 2018 4:00pm

Rajasthan High Court orders cancelling of licence of those talking on the mobile while driving

New Delhi: In a ruling which may turn out to be landmark in ensuring road safety, a Jodhpur bench of Rajasthan High Court comprising Justices Gopal Krishan Vyas and Ramchandra Singh Jhala, has ordered the state traffic police to collect photographs of those who are found to be talking on the phone while driving and send their licence further to regional transport office (RTO) with a recommendation for cancellation of these licences after giving the violator an opportunity for hearing.

The court issued this order after the additional commissioner of police (traffic) informed the court that use of mobile while driving is responsible for large number of accidents.

The bench ordered the traffic police to “ensure that no driver shall use mobile phone while driving vehicles and if it is found that vehicle drivers are using mobile phone while plying the vehicles, then after obtaining their photographs and other credentials the same may be forwarded to the concerned RTO for cancellation of driving licence of such erring person”.

World Health Organisation(WHO) says , those using mobile phones while driving have significantly (about four time) higher chances of suffering crash. And the number of accident and deaths due to this has shot up across the world.

In the recent incident where 13 school-going children died in a bus-rail collision in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, the primary cause was driver being busy on his mobile phone while crossing the unmanned rail crossing. Talking on the mobile while driving is the biggest cause of distraction and accidents.

Tagged: Jodhpur High Court   RTO   WHO  
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