Driving license will be suspended : Transport Department Secretary MS S Padhi has written a letter to the DGP and the Transport Commissioner, requesting them to take strict steps to suspend the driving license (DL) of those without helmet bikes.
According to media reports, the Odisha government on Thursday urged the State Police and Transport Commissioner to take strict action against people driving two-wheelers without helmets and enforce their driving license suspension rules. Actually, despite the strictness in traffic rules in the state, people are negligent in wearing helmets. In such a situation, the government is preparing to take strict action on those who do not follow the traffic rules.
Let us tell you that the Secretary of the Transport Department, MS Padhi, has written a letter to the DGP and Transport Commissioner, in which he requested to take steps to suspend the driving license (DL) of those without helmet bikes.
He was also asked to submit a district-wise report on suspension of DL for violation of helmet law during 2019 and within seven days from January to October, 2020 for evaluation by the Supreme Court committee.
In 2019, two-wheelers were involved in 4,688 road accidents out of a total of 11,064 road accidents in Odisha. While a total of 5,333 accidents occurred in the state in 2019, of which 2,398 were on two-wheelers. The letter stated that 2,156 out of 2,398 did not wear helmets at the time of the accident. Padhi has also mentioned in his letter that wearing helmets could have saved many lives.
Let us tell you that the Motor Vehicle Act has been amended across the country, after which now people who ignore traffic rules will have to fill more challans than ever before. The amount of challan is Rs 500 to Rs 10,000 for violating different rules.