Rashmi Ranjan

If you are driving without a valid driving license, then it may lead to the seizure of your vehicle. Yes, you heard it right.

Tightening its noose on traffic norm violators, the Odisha Police will launch a special drive across the State starting from today. 

Acting on the directive from the Supreme Court Committee on road safety, the special drive will be conducted from 18 to 21 October.

The four-day-long special drive will check on driving without helmet, using mobile phone while driving, driving without fastening seat belt and driving with excess speed.

According to a notification issued by the State Transport Authority, the drive will be conducted from 9 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm on all the National Highways and State Highways across the State.

The vehicles will be seized if the driver of the two-wheeler is found riding without a license. Similarly, the driving license of a driver will be disqualified for three months if s/he is found driving without a helmet, the notification stated.

(Reported by Kapilendra Pradhan)