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Road Rage
Road rage can be avoided, read to know how to tackle road rage

Drivers often show aggressive behavior while dealing with wrongs of others. They sometimes take ugly turns leading to serious outcomes like quarrels, hurling abuses, physical confrontations leading fatal consequences such as death.

You Booze You Lose: Odisha Govt Cautions Against Drunken Driving
You Booze You Lose: Odisha Govt Cautions Against Drunken Driving

As per government data, drunken driving led to 648 road accidents in the State in 2020 alone which resulted in as many as 298 fatalities. 

Odisha Transport Dept Asks Twin City Police To Arrest Tipsy Drivers
Odisha Transport Dept Asks Twin City Police To Arrest Tipsy Drivers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha transport department has directed the Commissionerate Police to arrest drunken drivers as per the provisions of MV Act instead of compounding such offences. The direction came in…

Odisha: Over 4000 Driving Licenses Suspended In Last 21 Days

Bhubaneswar: In a massive crackdown on traffic violators, the driving licenses (DLs) of over 4,000 persons have been suspended in Odisha in the last 21 days. The DLs of 4267 persons have been suspended for three months on the charges of various traffic violations including drunken driving in different parts of the State. As per […]

Odisha Transport Dept To Install Intelligent Cameras & Vehicle Location Tracking Systems

Bhubaneswar: The State Transport department will soon go hi-tech to penalise violators as part of its strategy to minimize loss of human lives in road accidents in Odisha. As per plans, the Transport department will soon install intelligent camera (CCTV) systems on the entire stretch of the National Highway No-16 from Rameswar in Khorda district […]

Drunk Driving: Biker Slapped With Rs 22.5K Fine In Odisha

Sundergarh: A two wheeler rider near Ghoghar square under Rajgangpur Police limits in Sundergarh district was fined a whopping Rs 22,500 on various charges of violation of amended Motor Vehicle Act 2019 late Saturday night by the Transport Department. As per reports, the Sundergarh Regional Transport Office (RTO) officials were conducting a vehicle checking near […]

Odisha: Rs 10K Penalty Slapped On Bus Driver For Drunken Driving

Cuttack: The Cuttack RTO on Monday imposed Rs 10,000 penalty on a bus driver for allegedly driving the vehicle in an inebriated condition. The bus was reportedly en route Kolkata from Cuttack. As per the challan issued by the Chauliaganj Police, the blood alcohol level detected in the breath of the driver, identified as Prafulla […]

MV Act: Major Crackdown On Drunken Driving, 4 Arrested In Sambalpur, DL Suspended

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha police intensifying its measures against drunken driving and other violations under MV Act, four persons in Sambalpur have been prosecuted for driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol. As per reports, the drunken drivers were penalised in a joint enforcement conducted by the RTO and police in the past two days as […]

Odisha Road Accidents 2019 Report
Odisha Ranks 3rd Among States/UTs In Drunk Driving Road Crashes In 2019: MoRTH Survey

Bhubaneswar: As many as 11,064 road accidents were reported across Odisha in 2019, resulting in 5333 fatalities. Though there is a decline in the total number of road mishaps in the State when compared to 11262 accidents in 2018, the accident-related deaths in 2019 have exceeded the previous year’s death count. This is as per […]

Motor Vehicles Act: Driving License Suspension For Drunken Driving, Over-speeding In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Think twice before driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol as your driving license can get suspended. As per the latest notification from the State Transport Authority (STA), the enforcement officers will suspend driving license for three months of offenders for violation of several traffic rules including drunken driving and over-speeding. Other offences which […]

traffic violation
Penalty Becomes Heftier: Driving Licence To Be Suspended For Traffic Violations

Bhubaneswar: Beware traffic violators! You may lose your driving licence if you are caught driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol or using mobile phones. In a major development, the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety has directed all State governments to suspend driving license of defaulters on several grounds like violating specified speed limit, […]

3,678 People Arrested In Kolkata On New Year's Eve

Kolkata: As many as 3,678 people were arrested from different parts of the city on New Year’s Eve for their alleged involvement in various crimes — ranging from disorderly conduct, to drunk driving, and violation of traffic norms — a senior police officer said. Of the 3678, 148 were nabbed under non-bailable charges, 531 for […]

New Traffic Rules: 8,583 Arrested In 3 Months For Drunken Driving In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: It seems that Odisha Police is now on a new mission – ‘zero tolerance’ towards traffic violations especially drunken driving. Going by the figures, Odisha Police has arrested 8,583 persons for drunken driving during special drives launched across the State during the last three months since the implementation of the new Motor Vehicles Act […]

Hefty Traffic Penalties: Despite Relaxation, These Violations Could Land You In Trouble

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Odisha government extended the relaxation window for enforcement by three more months to facilitate people obtain necessary documents to comply with the new Motor Vehicles Act, the State Transport Authority (STA) on Friday clarified that strict enforcement against dangerous and life threatening actions will continue. In a letter to all […]

Over 5,000 Arrested For Drunken Driving In Odisha In 2 Months

Cuttack: Even as Odisha is all set to reintroduce stricter implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act from December 1, sources said that enforcement drives in the last two months have resulted in a sharp drop in the number of road mishaps across the State. Additional director general of police (Crime Branch) Santosh Upadhyay on […]

Motor Vehicles Act: 426 drunk drivers held in 10 days in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha police have arrested 426 people under the influence of alcohol since September 6 under the amended Motor Vehicle Act (MVA). “So far, 426 drunk drivers have been arrested since September 6 in Odisha. Last night, about 5,000 drivers were checked and among them 141 were arrested,” the police said in a statement […]

Drunken Driving Will Lead To Arrest: Odisha DGP BK Sharma 

Bhubaneswar: Amidst strict enforcement of the Motor Vehicles Act, Director General of Odisha Police BK Sharma on Friday directed all the Superintendents of Police to launch a new drive to put a check on drunken driving across Odisha. Implementing a directive of Supreme Court’s road safety committee, DGP Sharma has directed the SPs to strictly […]

Odisha to offer refresher training to drivers

Bhubaneswar: As incidents of road mishaps continue to rise, the State government has decided to provide refresher training to all the drivers. According to sources, the government will be bearing the training expenses and drivers have to undergo this 2-day training every 3 months. Moreover, the government has directed the RTOs to conduct flash raids […]

drunk driving
4,794 cases of drunken driving detected in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 4,794 cases of drunken driving have been detected in Odisha by May-end this year and driving licences of 3,276 persons suspended in this connection, an official said on Wednesday. Holding a review meeting here, Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan directed intensification of the drive to check drunken driving and make the initiative […]