Less than a month after amending the Motor Vehicle Act, dissenting voices have emerged across the country. While states such as Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Rajasthan have refused to implement it, listing exorbitant fines as the main reason, others such as Gujarat are rolling back the penalties under a modified fee structure. And, finally, what is annoying the public the most are the special treatment meted out to the VIPs and their kin by the police and publicised by the media. Faced with the onslaught from states, the Union transport minister has stated that the purpose of the amended law is to reduce accidents and save human lives, which is a shared responsibility.
MOTOR VEHICLES ACT, 1988 (HINDI) - मोटर यान अधिनियम, 1988
Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act Key Features and Penalties
The cases of road accident compensation claims are decided in the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal. Some princely states followed suit, with local modifications. It received assent from the Governor General of India on 2 September The Act amended sections 11 and 18 of the Act. XV of The Act received assent from the Governor General on 18 September
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Your driving licence could be suspended in case you are caught speeding, racing, or driving under the influence of alcohol Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, will be introduced in the Rajya Sabha soon for its approval. Their driving licence could be suspended in case they are caught speeding, racing, or driving under the influence of alcohol, among others. Road safety and reducing the number of accidents are key priorities of the government and imposing stiffer penalties can bring more discipline and force people to adhere to the traffic rules. The law will help us meet our international commitments under the Brasilia Declaration of and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The next important step is speedy passage in Rajya Sabha to ensure full implementation of the legislation," said Piyush Tewari, founder of SaveLIFE Foundation, a policy advocacy organisation that works on road safety and emergency care.
India is a victim of numerous road accidents annually. Road safety is a necessary measure that needs to be taken for the safety of all road users. It is the all-encompassing methods and measures used to prevent road users from being killed or injured. The typical road users include pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, vehicle passengers and passengers of on-road public transport. About , people lost their lives on Indian roads in alone.