Phones to be seized for 24 hrs for talking while driving

The Uttarakhand High Court on Friday authorised the state’s transport department to seize the mobile phones of those talking while driving for a period of 24 hours after issuing a valid receipt. “Writing of words like high court, army, police, journalist on private vehicles is also prohibited forthwith. This direction be implemented within 72 hours,”

The court also directed the transport department to register FIRs against the violators involved in over speeding, overloading, and use of mobile phones while jumping the red-light.

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