Traffic police officials said if a person is caught breaching the rule for the first time, an FIR will be lodged and his papers will be put up at RTO. RTO officials will then suspend his licence for a period ranging from three to six months. Later, if the same person is again caught breaking the rule, his licence will be cancelled permanently and he will be blacklisted.
DCP Traffic (West) Sanjay Kharat told TOI, “Earlier, driving licences could be cancelled if the offender was caught breaking rules for five times. But with the amended traffic laws, traffic police can recommend RTO to cancel the licence if the rule violator is caught in two offences .”
On Tuesday, the traffic police along with RTO cancelled seven driving licences and plan to intensify the drive in the near future, said Kharat .