Hyderabad: After initiating for the first time in India Cashless and contactless enforcement of Traffic Violations, Hyderabad traffic Police is set to cross another historic milestone by launching Penalty Point System for Traffic Violations in our quest to improve Road Safety and reduce journey times through process based enforcement against Traffic Violations.
This will entail automatic suspension of driving licenses in case of frequent violations.
According to Hyderabad Police Commissioner M. Mahender Reddy, the Penalty Point System is being introduced for the first time in India to inculcate self discipline among commuters with a view to transform Hyderabad city into a safe place for commuting and delightful place for driving.
The implementation of the Penalty Point System shall come into effect from August 1.
The Government of Telangana issued a G.O Ms. No. 26, Dt.24-4-2017 of Transport, Roads & Buildings (Tr.I) Department which introduced the system of penalty points for the Traffic Violations under M.V. Act.
According to Section 4 (i) of the G.O. Rule No. 4 & 5, at any point of time, if the cumulative tally of the penalty points accrued by a driver having a license exceeds the limit of 12points during the preceding block period of 24 months, his/her driving license shall be suspended for a period of one year from the date of accrual of twelve points.
On suspension of the driving license, the accrued penalty points shall cease to subsist.
The Section 4 (ii) says that if a person, whose license has been suspended and later revoked after completion of one year period under Rule 45-A(4)(i), again accrues 12 points subsequently, driving license of such person shall be suspended for a period of 2 years from the date of accrual of the said 12 points.
On further repetition of accumulation of 12 points every time, the driving license shall be suspended for a period of 3 years.
If a person holding a learner’s license accrues 5 points during the validity period of learner’s license, such learner’s license shall be cancelled forthwith. The person whose learner’s license has been cancelled shall be eligible for re-issue of fresh Learner’s License on production of a certificate of learning driving as prescribed from a recognized school or establishment.
This penalty points will be awarded to the violators with effect from August 1.
The Commissioner has appealed to all citizens of Hyderabad City to help us to transform Hyderabad City into a Safe place for commuting and a delightful place for driving. (INN)