School van registration suspended for overloading

School van registration suspended for overloading

SRINAGAR: Registration of a school van was Thursday suspended here for overloading under Section 53 of the General Motor Vehicles Act 1988.
The school van was found overloaded with children risking their life in serious violation of the norms.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary directed the RTO Kashmir to seize the vehicle and suspend its registration. Choudary said overloading on school vans is a serious form of traffic violation and cannot be tolerated.
He warned schools indulging in overloading vehicles of strictest of actions involving both withdrawal of registrations and punitive actions under the law.
Shahid said a drive against overloading on school vans will be launched across the against in efforts to curb its occurrence.
He has also appealed the parents to stand up to overloading on school vans carrying their children and report instances thereof to the DC Office or the traffic authorities.