No confiscation of the Road worthiness Certificate while issuing traffic citation
General Traffic Department (GTD) issued a circular to traffic departments and sections to refrain from confiscating the Road worthiness Certificate of vehicles when issuing a traffic citation.
The department instructed its officers to confiscate only the driving licenses of violators and impound their vehicles in cases which warrant such punitive measures, not the Road worthiness Certificate.
In many cases, especially those whose vehicles belong to their sponsors, commit traffic violations which result in confiscation of the certificate but once that happens, their sponsors are unable to use the vehicles due to lack of this vital certificate.
Meanwhile, the GTD will continue implementing traffic laws strictly to deter reckless driving by impounding vehicles for two months, particularly the motorists who put their lives and that of others in danger. GTD also affirmed that the traffic Law states that it is permissible for the traffic police to impound a vehicle if the motorist is using mobile phone while driving. At the same time, the traffic police can issue another citation for not paying attention while driving to the same motorist.