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Mumbai: The State Government announced on Friday to implement new rules to control road accidents. They will now suspend the driving licenses for three months of the people found drunk while driving.
Also, wearing of helmets on two-wheelers shall be made mandatory all over the state. Those found not using helmets or wearing seat belts while driving will have to compulsorily attend two hours of counselling sessions.
In Mumbai, there were 16,324 cases of drunken driving recorded in 2011 and in 2015, this number stood at 14,602.
After the installation of CCTvs in Mumbai, the Traffic Department will now depute officers of the Regional Transport Office (RTO) to act against road rule violations.