Over 300 challaned in Delhi for traffic violations

Last Updated: Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 16:34

New Delhi: Over 300 people were challaned for
traffic violations during a special drive here with drunken
driving alone accounting for about two-thirds of the
prosecution.

A total of 307 people were challaned during the three-hour
drive conducted last night in 50 locations of the capital,
Satyendra Garg, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said.
Of them, 195 were prosecuted for drunken driving.

"Drunken driving offenders will appear in court," Garg
said, adding they will have to pay fines and face jail term.
Their driving licence will also be suspended.

Thirty-five people were prosecuted for dangerous driving,
60 for violating no-entry restrictions and 17 for flouting
other rules.

Drivers of 72 cars, 59 heavy vehicles and 25 light
vehicles and 151 motorcyclists were prosecuted. Sixty-four
vehicles were impounded.

"Impounding is done when there in nobody in the vehicle to
drive it safely to its location. Driving licence is required
for handing over the vehicle and the person must not have
consumed liquor," Garg said.

The violator is not allowed to drive a vehicle once he is
detected to have consumed liquor beyond permissible limits.
"It was strange to come across various excuses for drunk
driving. Many of the defaulters feel they are in their senses
and plead for allowing them to get away.

"With most of the drunken driving cases resulting in
imprisonment beside licence suspension and payment of fine,
better sense is expected from the people of Delhi," Garg said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 16:34

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