NEW DELHI: A Supreme Court-appointed Committee on Wednesday asked all the states to suspend the licence of traffic rule violators for three months. The licence of those, who are caught even for an offence like overspeeding and red light violation, will also be cancelled.
In a move towards curbing road accidents, the Panel headed by former SC Judge K S Radhakrishnan has also addressed the issue of overload in goods carriages, carrying persons in goods carriages, driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol and drugs, using mobile phone while driving. “The Committee, further, directs that in case of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the police should prosecute the offender and seek imprisonment as prescribed under Section 185 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, even for the first offence.”
“In cases, where the law relating to the use of helmet is violated by either the main rider or the pillion rider, they should both be subjected to road safety education and counselling for not less than two hours before imposing a fine as prescribed under the Act”, the report stated.
FSSAI Plea Rejected
The apex court dismissed the plea of Food safety regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) against a Bombay HC order staying its 2013 advisory requiring manufacturers to obtain approvals for the products already in market.
“No ground for interference is made out, in exercise of our jurisdiction under Article 136 of the Constitution. The special leave petition is accordingly dismissed,” the SC Bench said.