Odisha: Strict traffic rules to be enforced from January

Bhubaneswar: Strict traffic rules under the new MV Act will be enforced again in Odisha from January, 2021, informed Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera today.

The decision has been taken as per the direction of the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety. Strict action will be taken against the violators, the minister said.

Awareness will be spread among people this month regarding the new rules, he added. The traffic norms were relaxed in the state due to the COVID-19 situation.

The State Transport Authority has clarified that Driving Licence (DL) will be suspended for three months for driving above speed limit, red light jumping, drunken driving, using mobile phone while driving, carrying passengers in goods vehicle, not wearing helmet (both driver and pillion rider).

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