Can i drive if my license is suspended in delhi

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can i drive if my license is suspended in delhi

Will Delhi traffic police seize Driving License on violation like Red Light Jump if I have Non-Delhi driving license and ready to pay Challan.

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What happens when you get challaned and your driving licence gets confiscated? And then even after the stipulated three months, you don't get your driving licence? For all those waiting for their suspended driving licences DL to reach them even after three months, the Delhi government's transport department is all set to 'centralise' the system. Every year around 10, licenses get misplaced in transit. Under the proposed system, the driving licences confiscated by the Delhi traffic police for violations will be sent directly to the transport department headquarters every month instead of being sent to 13 regional transport offices RTO in the city separately. The department plans to outsource the task of sending the DLs back to the owners via speed post for which a tender is likely to be floated this month.

Thus, under the legal provision only a licensing authority can suspend or revoke a driving license. Section 19 1 of the Motor Vehicle Act clearly states that the Licensing Authority shall suspend the license on affording an opportunity of being heard to the holder of DL. The issue of requirement of giving the holder of DL an opportunity of being heard was dealt with by the High Court of Delhi in the case of Ashish Gosain v. Department of Transport [1]. The High Court of Delhi observed that the Motor Licensing Officer shall afford a hearing to the driving licence holder , who seeks the same in his reply.

While acknowledging the need to prosecute traffic violators, the bench of Justice J R Midha has directed that a notice must be issued to the traffic violator when the licence is seized, which would allow the motorist to continue to drive for upto 90 days, till the time the transport department completed the procedure to suspend the licence. Following orders from the Supreme Court, the Delhi traffic police and transport department had started seizing licences of drivers found breaking traffic rules. The transport department would then initiate the procedure to suspend the licence of the violator for three months, as directed by the Supreme court. However, the high court found that on-the-spot seizure of licences, without giving notice or allowing motorists to present their case, violated principles of natural justice as the violator ended up without a licence for much longer than three months, and was not given adequate notice of the process. The court was responding to a set of pleas filed by advocates Abhijat and Satyam Thareja on behalf of four motorists whose licences had been seized.

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