New Delhi, Feb. 22 (ANI): The Delhi traffic police on Monday seized more than 50,000 driving licences in pursuance to direction of the Supreme Court committee on road safety.
The traffic police started seizing the licences from December 16 last year.
“We have seized more than 50,000 driving licences following the Supreme Court committee’s direction on road safety since Dec 16, 2015,” Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander said.
“All these licences will be forwarded to respective transport departments for suspension for at least three months,” he added.
Chander appealed to motorists in Delhi to follow traffic rules in the interest of their own safety as well as for the safety of other road users and in order to avoid their licences being seized.
29239 licences have been seized for red light jumping, 17593 licences seized for over speeding, 2278 licences seized for talking on mobile while driving and 622 licences seized for drunken driving.
So far a total of 50636 licences have been seized. Out of these, 33,012 licences belong to Delhi and the rest are from other states.
Delhi Traffic Police is probably the first one to implement the directives and is highest in terms of number of licences seized. (ANI)