Parents to be booked if minors caught driving in the city
To curb underage driving in the Millennium City, the Gurgaon traffic police are all set to launch a campaign. Sunil Thapliyal reports.gurgaon Updated: Apr 21, 2012 01:32 IST
To curb underage driving in the Millennium City, the Gurgaon traffic police are all set to launch a campaign.
According to the police, parents could also be booked for “allowing” their underage children to drive vehicles.
Children below 18 years are often seen cruising along city roads, while putting their lives and those of other commuters at risk. The police have asked schools authorities and parents to dissuade underage children from driving.
During the campaign, parents and children will be educated on the ramifications of underage driving, besides the Motor Vehicle Act. The drive is expected to continue for two-three weeks. “In the second phase, the defaulters will be issued challans,” said Bharti Arora, DCP (traffic).
“The police are at liberty to take action against parents who allow their underage children to drive. Parents as well as school authorities must keep a check on the practice,” added Arora. The Gurgaon police had booked 2,079 minors for driving motor vehicles last year.
“We need to understand the dangers of underage driving. The best way is to educate both kids and parents,” said