Bengaluru Police arrest 16 drivers for driving school buses under influence of alcohol

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23-01-2024

    Comprehensive check of 3,414 vehicles revealed a disconcerting reality

    16 drivers arrested for operating school buses under influence of alcohol

    Their driving licenses have been sent to RTO for suspension

On January 23, the Bengaluru Traffic Police orchestrated a targeted operation from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., specifically honing in on school vehicle drivers.

A comprehensive check of 3,414 vehicles revealed a disconcerting reality – 16 drivers were apprehended for operating their vehicles under the influence of alcohol.

These school bus drivers, entrusted with the safety of young passengers, now face criminal charges. In a proactive move, their driving licenses have been forwarded to the Regional Transport Office (RTO) for suspension, according to Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) M.N. Anucheth.

This initiative comes on the heels of a broader crackdown initiated by the Bengaluru police on January 20, targeting violators in the vicinity of schools. The efforts were not solely confined to clearing obstructed roads caused by erratic parking; instead, the police also booked cases against a myriad of infractions. In the East division alone, a staggering 510 cases were registered. These included 154 instances of one-way violations, 328 cases of riding without helmets, and 17 instances of triple riding.

A particularly concerning aspect of this enforcement action was the identification of 10 minor motorists among the violators, as highlighted by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) for the East division, Kuldeep Kumar R. Jain.

The recent endeavours underscore the commitment of Bengaluru authorities to ensuring the safety and adherence to traffic regulations in and around educational institutions.

Bengaluru Police arrest 16 drivers for driving school buses under influence of alcohol

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    Comprehensive check of 3,414 vehicles revealed a disconcerting reality

    16 drivers arrested for operating school buses under influence of alcohol

    Their driving licenses have been sent to RTO for suspension

On January 23, the Bengaluru Traffic Police orchestrated a targeted operation from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., specifically honing in on school vehicle drivers.

A comprehensive check of 3,414 vehicles revealed a disconcerting reality – 16 drivers were apprehended for operating their vehicles under the influence of alcohol.

These school bus drivers, entrusted with the safety of young passengers, now face criminal charges. In a proactive move, their driving licenses have been forwarded to the Regional Transport Office (RTO) for suspension, according to Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) M.N. Anucheth.

This initiative comes on the heels of a broader crackdown initiated by the Bengaluru police on January 20, targeting violators in the vicinity of schools. The efforts were not solely confined to clearing obstructed roads caused by erratic parking; instead, the police also booked cases against a myriad of infractions. In the East division alone, a staggering 510 cases were registered. These included 154 instances of one-way violations, 328 cases of riding without helmets, and 17 instances of triple riding.

A particularly concerning aspect of this enforcement action was the identification of 10 minor motorists among the violators, as highlighted by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) for the East division, Kuldeep Kumar R. Jain.

The recent endeavours underscore the commitment of Bengaluru authorities to ensuring the safety and adherence to traffic regulations in and around educational institutions.

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