Rajasthan State Government has been directed by Rajasthan High Court to cancel license of offenders caught talking on phone while driving.
High Court directed the RTOs to to initiate proceedings for cancelling licences of offenders after giving them an opportunity for a hearing.
The court order stated that “We are of the opinion that the drivers of four and two-wheelers are usually using mobile (phone) while plying the vehicles, which is not permissible under the law. More so, due to the said act of vehicle drivers, a number of accidents takes place”.
Regarding offenders, court order also stated, “after obtaining their photographs and other credentials, the same may be forwarded to the concerned RTO for cancellation of driving licence.”
Rajasthan is possibly the first state in the country where High Court has issued such an ruling for ensuring road safety.