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Old 26th May 2017, 20:21   #1
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Default Kerala MVD to suspend licences of traffic offenders caught since October 2016

Malayala Manorama reports:
  • Licenses of traffic offenders caught since October 2016 to be suspended for 3 months effective this Saturday.
  • A total of 1,58,922 licenses to be suspended.
  • Specific listed offences include DUI, use of mobile phone while driving, speeding, signal violations (etc).
  • Apparently, according to Supreme Court guidelines.
http://www.manoramaonline.com/news/just-in/2017/05/26/kerala-to-suspend-driving-license-of-one-and-half-lakh-people.html
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Malayala Manorama reports:
  • Licenses of traffic offenders caught since October 2016 to be suspended for 3 months effective this Saturday.
  • A total of 1,58,922 licenses to be suspended.
  • Specific listed offences include DUI, use of mobile phone while driving, speeding, signal violations (etc).
  • Apparently, according to Supreme Court guidelines.
http://www.manoramaonline.com/news/just-in/2017/05/26/kerala-to-suspend-driving-license-of-one-and-half-lakh-people.html
What nonsense?!
  • DUI - Definitely Suspend & Fine.
  • Use of Mobile Phone - Definitely Suspend
  • Speeding in Kerala?!!.. Yesterday it took me 10 hours and 30 minutes to cover a ~330kms drive through Kerala. Kerala highways are a nightmare to drive, and the interceptors stand to fine you at ~+1 kmph above the limit, which might be the only place where you get to use gears above 4.
  • Signal Violations - Suspend? Well, yesterday I was honked to death at a signal in Tirurangadi. NOBODY was stopping for the signal, and it was utter chaos. Reason? Well, with or without the signal, the traffic and discipline is pathetic. Nobody has the time to wait.

Some people dont even know what a lane is, forget discipline. Same case with overtaking through the left and more..
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Old 26th May 2017, 21:58   #3
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Default Re: Kerala MVD to suspend licences of traffic offenders caught since October 2016

I just wish their speed cams are caliberated correctly. Where else on this world do you get your DL suspended for going at 1kmph more than the limit.In numerous places the limits way too unrealistic. Aahh.. enough of the rant.

Type in your car's reg. no. here and see if you are in trouble.
http://payment.keralapolice.gov.in/


Less than a month ago, our car was chauffeured and he stopped ahead of the line. If the cams were working, I should have receive a red signal jump ticket but luckily nothing has shown up in the website as of now.

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Old 26th May 2017, 23:25   #4
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If someone tries to fight it out legally, I think, it will be yet another failure for the Kerala govt. Is over speeding/signal breach, liable to the registered owner? What if the registered owner doesn't even have a license/or drives, what are they going to suspend ? What about out of state licenses/vehicles? No way that the license data base will be updated, with valid licenses issued more than a decade back.

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If implemented, there will be no one on the road. .

On a serious note, WHAT A JOKE.

If serious, bring on a better solution. This current one is pathetic, there should be gradation based on the seriousness of the offense. What we actually need is a point based penalty on the license for traffic violations. Penalty points and its duration can be decided based on the severity of the traffic violation.
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Default Re: Kerala MVD to suspend licences of traffic offenders caught since October 2016

The license is suspended only if one is involved in five or more of these traffic offences from October 1, 2016 to May 25, 2017. The five offences are red light jumping, overload, driving without helmet, speeding, and drunk driving.

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As many as 14,000 cases fall in this category, with one vehicle involved in 168 traffic offences. Twelve vehicles, including eight registered in Karnataka, are involved in 100 or more traffic offences.

For fatal road accidents, the driver’s licence will be suspended for one year and for drunk driving, the period is six months. It will be three months for all other offences. Three suspensions will automatically result in cancellation of licence.

The registered owner will be issued notice by the MVD and will get 15 days to appear for hearing.

The endorsements on the licence will be life-long. Inter-State vehicles that figure on the list will be nabbed at the check-posts.
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^^ & all this is as per a SC order and in place since Dec'15 , I think.

Wonder why it took Kerala so long, to implement this !
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