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New Delhi: 794 driving licences seized by police for traffic violations

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As many as 794 driving licences were seized by the police on Tuesday for violations of traffic rules in the national capital on the first day of implementation of directions of Supreme Court’s committee on road safety.

“The maximum number of driving licences were seized for red light jumping and over-speeding. Till 5 pm a total of 794 driving licences were seized,” said Muktesh Chander, Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic). The 794 drivers whose licences were seized will not be able to drive any motor vehicle for at least a period of next three months, he said.

“The number of driving licences seized for red light jumping were 368, over-speeding 287, using mobile while driving 66, and carrying passengers in goods vehicles 57.”

Five driving licences were seized for drunken driving. The Traffic cops also impounded 43 vehicles for various violations, said the officer.

The Operation Seizure by Delhi Traffic Police started at C Hexagon on Kasturba Gandhi Marg crossing at 10 am with Chander supervising the exercise.

A three member committee chaired by Justice KS Radhakrishnan had directed all the states and Union Territories in the country to implement its directions on road safety and submit their reports within three months from September 1, 2015.