The Rajasthan High Court, last month, directed the Addl. Police Commissioner-Traffic, Jodhpur to cancel driver’s license of those found using their mobile phones while driving. The Bench comprising Justice Gopal Krishan Vyas and Justice Ramchandra Singh Jhala issued the direction after it was informed by Additional Advocate General Mr. Rajesh Panwar that several drivers were using mobile phones while driving. This, the Court concluded, was leading to several accidents.

The Court ordered, “In view of above, the State Government as well as Addl. Police Commissioner-Traffic, Jodhpur are directed to ensure that no vehicle driver shall use mobile phone while driving the vehicles and if it is found that vehicles drivers are using mobile while plying the vehicles, then after obtaining their photographs and other credentials of such vehicles drivers, the same may be forwarded to the concerned R.T.O. for cancellation of driving licence of such erring person.”