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Traffic cops to crack down on unruly Holi revellers

NEW DELHI: Ahead of Holi celebrations on Friday, Delhi Traffic Police has made elaborate traffic arrangements to ensure safety of motorists on roads and check drunken and/or reckless driving, over-speeding, red light jumping, triple riding, underage driving, riding two-wheelers without helmet, performing stunts on two-wheeler and other traffic violations.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Garima Bhatngar said, "Special checking teams with alcometers have been deployed at major intersections and vulnerable points to detect and prosecute traffic violations. Special traffic police checking teams with interceptors, along with PCR and local police teams, will be stationed on various roads and strategic locations/intersections all over Delhi to check drunken driving, red Light jumping and other traffic violations."
"Interceptors will be deployed at various vulnerable roads to check incidences of over-speeding," she added.
Police sources further said that action will also be initiated against the registered owners of those vehicles which will be found to be driven by minors and/or unauthorised persons, being used for stunts or being driven without a valid license.
Moreover, as per directions of the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety, in cases of drunken driving, red light jumping, using mobile phone while driving, dangerous driving and over-speeding, an individual's driving license will also be seized and he/she would be liable for suspension for a minimum period of three months.
"Delhi Traffic Police appeals to all motorists to avoid traffic violations especially drunken driving. Parents should not allow their minors to drive vehicles. All motorists are advised to obey traffic rules and regulations and follow the directions of the traffic policemen on duty for their safety as well as the safety of other road users," said the officer.
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